ETRACS Monthly Pay 2xLeveraged Closed-End Fund ETN (CEFL) Mandatory Redemption on March 18, 2020
CEFL Investment Losses
Have you suffered losses investing in ETRACS Monthly Pay 2xLeveraged Closed-End Fund ETN (CEFL)? If so, The White Law Group may be able to help you recover your losses by filing a FINRA arbitration claim against the brokerage firm that sold you the investment.
According to reports this week, close to 30 leveraged and inverse exchange-traded products had been delisted, closed or automatically accelerated; or their issuers had announced that they would be doing so soon.
Unfortunately for investors, ETRACS Monthly Pay 2xLeveraged Closed-End Fund ETN has reportedly experienced a mandatory redemption after the indicative value fell below $5.00 on March 18, 2020.
What is a Mandatory Redemption?
Most of the ETNs that closed in the past two weeks were mandatory redemptions, meaning the issuer was being forced by the clauses set forth in the prospectus to redeem the note early, before its intended closure date. Further, most of these ETNs weren’t intended to be closed for another twenty years or more.
When the ETN’s price falls below the minimum indicative value during open market hours, a mandatory redemption is triggered.
If the minimum indicative value is struck, the issuer must automatically move up the closure date from when it was previously scheduled and pay investors some amount of cash called the “acceleration amount.” In this case, investors shouldn’t expect to get their entire investment back, or even most of it.
Complex and Risky ETNs
The White Law Group continues to investigate the liability that brokerage firms may have for recommending complex and risky ETNs like CEFL to investors.
An exchange-traded note (ETN) is a senior, unsecured, unsubordinated debt security issued by an underwriting bank. Similar to other debt securities, ETNs have a maturity date and are backed only by the credit of the issuer. ETNs are designed to provide investors access to the returns of various market benchmarks.
Many of these investments are packaged as a way for investors to avoid the volatility of the market or capture growth in a particular sector. In reality, these structured investments are just ways for the industry to increase revenues generated from the creation, sale, and management of these products.
Financial professionals and brokerage firms have a duty to recommend only investments that are appropriate for the client based on the client’s age, investment experience, net worth, and investment objectives.
If you have suffered losses investing in ETRACS Monthly Pay 2xLeveraged Closed-End Fund ETN (CEFL), you may be able to recover your losses through FINRA arbitration.
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