Rex Securities Law is investigating VSR Financial Services broker Robert M. Hinz, Jr. of Wealth Enhancement Strategies in connection with the sale of annuities, real estate securities, options, limited partnerships and direct investments in oil & gas investments.
According to FINRA records Hinz was named in a FINRA arbitration in 2013 (#1-368) by a customer who alleged fraud , negligence and breach of fiduciary duty. That case was settled in 4/2014 for $240,000.
According to FINRA records Hinz has been registered with VSR Financial Services since 8/1994.
VSR Financial Services was fined $550,000 by the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) in May 2013 in connection with the sale of alternative investments. In their findings, FINRA criticised VSR Financial for recommending high concentration levels of alternative investments in customer accounts and for its lack of supervision over the use of consolidated reports prepared by brokers and provided to customers.
Alternative investments include non publicly traded real estate investment trusts (REITS) , hedge funds, real estate, commodities and derivatives contracts and, managed futures. It may also include art, wine, antiques, coins or stamps. These investments tend to be complex, illiquid, nontransparent, hard to value and expensive. Many of the alternative investments sold over recent years are not traded on any public market making them difficult to value and even more difficult to liquidate if cash is needed.
If you have losses in an account handled by VSR Financial Services , contact us to discuss how you may be able to recover damages for those losses.
Rex Securities Law , with offices in Boca Raton, FL, and Austin, TX, provides representation to investors nationwide who are seeking recovery of investment losses due to the negligence or fraud of stockbrokers and broker dealers. If you have questions about how your account has been handled, call to speak with an experienced securities attorney.
Most cases handled on a contingent fee basis meaning that you do not pay legal fees unless we are successful.
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