Investigation – Catalyst Energy 2012-1 LP
Have you suffered investment losses in Catalyst Energy 2012-1 Limited Partnership? If so, The White Law Group may be able to help you recover your losses by filing a FINRA Dispute Resolution claim against the brokerage firm that sold you the investment.
Catalyst Energy, Inc. is the promoter for several limited partnerships. According to their website, Catalyst Energy is an independent oil and gas company that specializes in the development of these resources in the Appalachian region of northwestern Pennsylvania. The company has been drilling in Pennsylvania for more than 20 years.
The trouble with alternative investment products, like Catalyst Energy partnerships, is that they involve a much greater degree of risk compared to traditional investments, such as stocks, bonds or mutual funds. Limited partnerships are typically sold as unregistered securities and lack the same regulatory oversight as more traditional investment products.
In general, limited partnerships are more complex, often lack liquidity and are considered high risk speculative investments which makes them better suited for sophisticated and institutional investors.
Unfortunately, some brokers may have downplayed the risks associated with limited partnerships and misled investors into thinking that they are “safe” investment products. The high sales commission brokers earn for selling such products may provide some brokers with enough incentive to push the product to unsuspecting investors.
Broker dealers that sell limited partnerships are required to perform adequate due diligence on all investment recommendations to 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.
Free Consultation with a Securities Attorney
To determine whether you may be able to recover investment losses incurred as a result of your purchase Catalyst Energy 2012-1 Limited Partnership or another Catalyst Energy LP, please contact The White Law Group at 1-800-637-5510 for a free consultation.
The White Law Group, LLC is a national securities fraud, securities arbitration, investor protection, and securities regulation/compliance law firm with offices in Chicago, Illinois and Franklin, Tennessee. For more information on the firm, visit www.WhiteSecuritiesLaw.com.