Did you suffer losses in a Waveland Capital Group offering?
Galvin Legal is launching an investigation on behalf of investors who suffered losses investing in private placements offered by Waveland Capital Group at the recommendation of their financial advisor. If you suffered losses investing in a Waveland Capital Group private placement, then Galvin Legal may be able to help you recover your losses in a Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (“FINRA“) arbitration claim against the brokerage firm that recommended the investment.
As energy prices have declined so has the value of energy investments. Many investors have suffered significant losses in energy investments that were recommended to them by the financial advisor. Many of these investments were high risk and were unsuitable for their portfolios.
According to its website, Founded in August 2000, Waveland Capital Group LLC is a private equity firm focused on the upstream oil and gas industry. Waveland invests alongside operating oil and gas companies, typically backed by multi-billion dollar private equity firms. The firm’s investments are in some of the most prolific basins in the U.S.: Permian Basin in West Texas, Anadarko Basin in western Oklahoma, the Williston Basin in North Dakota and the San Juan Basin in northwestern New Mexico. Through its subsidiary, Waveland Energy Partners LLC, the firm sponsors private limited partnership offerings for accredited investors offered through independent broker-dealers and registered investment advisory firms throughout the U.S. Investments are generally made either as non-operated working interests, or as private equity ownership in an operating oil and gas company. The firm has invested alongside institutional private equity firms that have aggregate capital raised in excess of $80 billion. Its strategy generally parallels that of the institutional private equity model, which is focused on a “build and sell” strategy over a three to five year time horizon. In addition to the firm’s internal industry expertise, Waveland works with talented technical industry consultants encompassing skill sets including geology, engineering, geophysics and land management.
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Your Brokerage Firm May Be Liable for Unsuitable Investment Guidance
FINRA requires brokerage firms to conduct due diligence on investments and to conduct a suitability analysis when recommending securities to a customer that takes into account the customer’s knowledge and experience. One of the most important securities regulations is FINRA Rule 2111. Under this rule, often referred to simply as the suitability rule, financial advisors and broker-dealers must only recommend and sell securities that are reasonably appropriate for the investment experience, needs, and objectives of each individual client. Brokerage firms that fail to conduct adequate due diligence or that make unsuitable recommendations can be held responsible for the customer’s losses in a FINRA arbitration claim.
Filing a FINRA Arbitration Claim
If your broker or brokerage firm recommended or offered Waveland Capital Group investments, and you suffered significant investment losses as a result, you may be eligible to recover compensation through a FINRA arbitration claim. In most cases, investors are required to sign customer agreements that mandate arbitration as the exclusive legal remedy.
Our securities fraud lawyers have a deep understanding of the FINRA arbitration process. To initiate arbitration — no matter what state you live in — you must prepare and submit a Statement of Claim. While this is merely the first step in the claims process, it is imperative that you get this step right. Your Statement of Claim should be comprehensive: it should contain the allegations you are raising, the dates the violation occurred, the specific cause of action, a basic accounting of the evidence, and the damages being requested.
What Our Investor Losses Lawyers Can Do For You
At Galvin Legal, PLLC, we offer free, fully confidential case evaluation to investors nationwide. If you sustained serious investment losses in Waveland Capital Group investments or any other private placement, we are prepared to help. Our legal team will start by carefully reviewing the facts and strength of your claim.
We will vigorously investigate your case and help you understand and assess all of your available options. Our securities fraud lawyer knows how to hold negligent investment advisors and investment advisory firms liable for their misconduct and we will fight tirelessly to protect your rights.
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