Investigating Potential Claims involving Berkeley Capital Trust Inc.
The White Law Group is investigating potential claims involving broker-dealers who may have unsuitably recommended Berkeley Capital Trust to investors.
Berkeley Capital Advisors is a retail investment brokerage firm that deals exclusively in the representation of income-producing real estate in the Carolinas and throughout the Southeast, according to their website.
The company filed a Form D in 2011 for the offering Berkeley Capital Trust Inc.
Berkeley Capital Trust Inc. is a private placement investment. Generally speaking, private placements are not subject to some of the laws and regulations that are designed to protect investors, such as the comprehensive disclosure requirements that apply to registered offerings. Private and public companies engage in private placements to raise funds from investors.
Are Private Placement investments suitable for you?
Private Placement investments such as Berkeley Capital Trust Inc. should only be sold to high net worth, knowledgeable investors.
Your broker has a duty to conduct a reasonable investigation of any investment and the issuer’s representations about it. If your broker recommended Berkeley Capital Trust Inc. and fails to satisfy its duties to investigate the issuer and the offering, this could constitute a violation of the antifraud provisions as well as other federal securities laws.
In addition, your broker must determine whether an investment in the private placement is suitable for you. Your broker must consider your age, financial situation, current and future needs, investment objectives and tax status.
If you suffered losses investing in Berkeley Capital Trust Inc., you may be able to recover your losses. Investors can file an arbitration claim or request mediation through The Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) when they have a dispute involving the business activities of a brokerage firm or one if its brokers.
The White Law Group is a national securities fraud, securities arbitration, and investor protection law firm with offices in Chicago, Illinois and Vero Beach, Florida. The firm represents investors throughout the country in claims against their brokerage firm.
For more information on the firm and its representation of investors, visit www.WhiteSecuritiesLaw.com.