Structured products are created by taking a traditional security, such as a bond, and replacing the usual payment features, i.e.,the periodic coupon or interest payment and the final principal payment, with a different payoff that is based on the performance of one or more underlying assets, such as the performance of a certain stock or bond index.
Understanding Structured Products and Risk
There are innumerable forms of structured products, and they have been called equity-linked notes, market-linked product or principal protected notes. Structured products often are sold as a way to obtain the safety and protection of a conservative bond investment or mutual fund while allowing the investor to enjoy the returns of stocks and derivatives. But these complex products often subject investors to significant risk.
One recent example is structured products issued by Lehman Brothers and underwritten and sold by UBS. UBS represented these products as safe and as providing “principal protection.” But investors actually were subjected to great risk and lost all of their money when Lehman Brothers filed for bankruptcy protection.
Speak with an Experienced Structured Products Attorney
Have you been subjected to significant investment losses as a result of a brokerage firm’s or stockbroker’s misrepresentation of the risks associated with structured products? Your brokerage firm’s or stockbroker’s actions may rise to the level of fraud. Contact a Miami or West Palm Beach principal protected note lawyer to schedule a consultation and discuss potential legal remedies.
Dimond Kaplan & Rothstein, P.A., an AV-rated* litigation boutique law firm with offices in Miami and West Palm Beach, has been recognized as a “Top Law Firm” by the South Florida Legal Guide in 2006, 2007, 2008 and 2009. We represent investors nationwide and internationally in stockbroker misconduct cases, commercial litigation and class action litigation.
Contact a Principal Protected Note Lawyer
Our securities clients have suffered securities investment losses due to the negligence, incompetence, fraud, or dishonesty of stockbrokers and brokerage firms.
If you feel that you have lost money as a result of stockbroker or brokerage firm misconduct, contact us in Miami, Los Angeles, New York, Detroit or West Palm Beach for a free consultation with a knowledgeable structured products stock lawyer.