Hyperdynamics Corp. – Securities Investigation
The White Law Group is investigating potential claims involving broker dealers who may have unsuitably recommended Hyperdynamics Corp. to investors.
Hyperdynamics (OTCQX: HDYN) is an emerging independent exploration company that is exploring offshore the Republic of Guinea for new sources of oil and gas, according to the website. It holds a 50% interest in and is the operator of a Concession covering approximately 5,000 square kilometers in partnership with South Atlantic Petroleum (SAPETRO).
According to SEC filings, the Hyperdynamics filed a Form D to raise capital last year.
Is this investment suitable for you?
Regulation D private placement investments such as Hyperdynamics, are often sold as unregistered securities and lack the same regulatory oversight as more traditional investment products. Private placement investments generally involve a much greater degree of risk compared to traditional investments, such as stocks, bonds or mutual funds.
Some brokers may have downplayed the risks associated with alternative investments and misled investors into thinking that they are “safe” investment products.
The high sales commission brokers earn for selling interests in these type of investments may have provided some brokers with enough incentive to push the product to unsuspecting investors.
Broker dealers are required by law to perform adequate due diligence on all investment recommendations. They must ensure that each investment is suitable for the investor in light of the investor’s age, risk tolerance, net worth, financial needs, and investment experience.
If a broker makes an unsuitable investment recommendations or fails to adequately disclose the risks associated with an investment they may be liable for investment losses.
FINRA operates the largest securities dispute resolution forum in the United States, and has extensive experience in providing a fair, efficient and effective venue to handle a securities-related dispute.
If you are concerned about your investment in Hyperdynamics Corp. or another private placement investment The White Law Group may be able to help you.
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