HPI Real Estate Fund V LLC Shareholders may have Claims
The White Law Group is investigating potential FINRA lawsuits involving broker dealers who may have unsuitably recommended alternative investments such as HPI Real Estate Fund V LLC to investors.
Unfortunately for investors it appears that many financial advisors/brokerage firms that sold alternative investments, may have understated or misrepresented the risks and liquidity problems.
Hamilton Point Investments LLC (“HPI”) is a real estate private-equity investment company that owns and manages multifamily apartment properties, according to Bloomberg.
The company reportedly filed a form D to raise capital from investors in 2017 for a pooled investment fund, HPI Real Estate Fund V LLC. The total offering amount sold was purportedly $2,000,000. The sales commissions and fees were reportedly estimated at 9% of the offering price.
The Risks of Alternative Investments
Private Placement investments are complex and inherently risky products. Unfortunately for investors, many investments have taken a hit due to the Covid-19 global pandemic, and some have suspended distributions during this uncertain time.
Compared to traditional investments, such as stocks, bonds and mutual funds, alternative investments are significantly more complex and often better suited for sophisticated and institutional investors.
High commissions could be a motivating factor for unscrupulous financial advisors to sell private placement investments regardless of whether the investment is in line with the client’s investment objectives and profile. Moreover, the total commissions and expenses make it difficult for the investment to perform in line with the market.
They also tend to be illiquid. Investors looking to sell these investments often have difficulty finding a buyer, and if they are able to find one can suffer significant losses on the sale.
Filing a Complaint Against your Brokerage Firm
Prior to making recommendations to an individual investor, brokerage firms are required by the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) to disclose all the risks of an investment. Recommendations should only be made if the investment is suitable for an individual investor given their age, investment objections, investment experience and risk tolerance.
Brokerage firms that do not perform adequate due diligence on an investment and/or make unsuitable recommendations can be held accountable for investment losses through FINRA arbitration.
Free Consultation with a Securities Attorney
If you are concerned about your investment in HPI Real Estate Fund V LLC, you may be able to file a complaint against your brokerage firm. Please call the securities attorneys of The White Law Group at 888-637-5510 for a free consultation.
The White Law Group is a national securities fraud, securities arbitration, and investor protection law firm with offices in Chicago, Illinois and Franklin, Tennessee.
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