Silver Law Group Investigates Aequitas Management, LLC and Others for Possible Violations of Federal Securities Laws
Boca Raton, Florida – March 25, 2016 ( GLOBE NEWSWIRE ) – Silver Law Group ( www.silverlaw.com) has initiated an investigation into Aequitas Management, LLC and several related Registered Investment Advisory (“RIAs”) firms with respect to possible violations of federal securities laws.
Aequitas Management, LLC is a company offering alternative financing options to promising companies in select industries and is headquartered in Lake Oswego, Oregon. Silver Law Group’s investigation focuses on allegations Aequitas Management and its affiliates, Aequitas Capital Management, Inc., Aequitas Investment Management, LLC, and its officers, Robert J. Jesenik, Brian A. Oliver and N. Scott Gillis, have defrauded investors into thinking that they were investing in secure assets. However, Aequitas allegedly never disclosed to investors that: (1) ACF and AH were effectively insolvent; (2) that the vast majority of investor funds were not used to purchase trade receivables but instead to pay redemptions and interest to prior investors and to pay operating expenses; and (3) only a fraction of the notes issued by ACF and the Aequitas Funds were backed by trade receivables.
If you executed a promissory note or purchased an interest of an Aequitas-affiliated investment fund through a brokerage firm or RIA between January 2014 and January 2016 and have information to assist in our investigation; or, have any questions or concerns regarding this notice or preservation of your rights, please contact our office. As reported in multiple news outlets, Aequitas used multiple RIA firms, brokerage firms and other to sell these investments to retail and institutional investors, some of whom allege they were told these investments were safe or suitable for those seeking preservation of capital.
Silver Law Group is a nationally-recognized securities law firm representing investors worldwide with their claims for losses due to financial misconduct and consumer fraud. The firm has successfully recovered multi-million dollar awards for its clients through securities arbitration and the courts. To contact Scott L. Silver to discuss your legal matter, call toll-free (800) 975-4345 or e-mail him at SSilver@Silverlaw.com.