A structured product is a pre-packaged investment such as a reverse convertible or principal protected note whose success is tied directly to the performance of an otherwise unrelated investment such as individual or multiple stocks and stock indices, bonds, or options. Many structured products offer specific features like principal guarantees which assure the return of the principal amount when the investment matures. These investment products are generally difficult for the average public investor to understand, and so the risk of loss due to broker misconduct and fraud may be high. If you have experienced such a loss, a California securities fraud lawyer can assist in taking the necessary steps to pursue the recovery of these damages.
Public investors rely on stockbrokers, brokerage firms and investment advisors to put in the time to research all investment products, particularly those as complex as structured products tend to be. Negligence is not an effective protection against liability for losses incurred from a bad investment, and so the need for full vetting of a structured product is critical. Unethical individuals may engage in underhanded tactics such as misrepresentation and omission of important details and terms in order to get the sale and more importantly, the commission. Others may practice account churning as a means to secure multiple commissions with little due diligence, resulting in the purchase of unsuitable securities by an investor.
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