Concerned about your investment in TraVertex Inc.?
The White Law Group is investigating potential securities claims involving broker-dealers who may have unsuitably recommended TraVertex Inc. to investors.
TraVertex, Inc./BIG Travel is an internet-based travel technology company that claims to offer its members tremendous savings on hotels, rental cars, cruises, tourist activities and vacation rental bookings at over 430,000 locations globally, according to its website.
Travertex Inc., located in Plano, Texas, reportedly filed a form D to raise capital from investors in 2017 and the total offering amount was purportedly $8,800,000 with an estimated 10% paid in sales commissions and dealer fees, according to the Reg D.
The trouble with alternative investments is that they involve a high degree of risk and are typically sold as unregistered securities which lack the same regulatory oversight as more traditional investment products like stocks or bonds.
These Reg D private placements are then typically sold by brokerage firms in exchange for a large up front commission, usually between 7-10%, as well as additional “due diligence fees” that can range from 1-3%.
Broker dealers are required to perform adequate due diligence on all investment recommendations. They must ensure that each investment recommendation that is made is suitable for the investor in light of the investor’s age, risk tolerance, net worth, financial needs, and investment experience.