New York Based Over Concentration Attorneys
Recovering Compensation for Clients Nationwide
With today’s market in flux, it’s challenging for investors to tell which investments will do well and which ones will perform poorly. This is why most investors entrust their portfolios with investment professionals to help them determine lucrative places to invest.
On their part, investment professionals have a duty to ensure their clients don’t put all their eggs in one basket. If your broker fails to diversify your investments, you might lose a large portion of your portfolio as a result of over concentration. If a brokerage firm lost some or all your money due to over concentration, then our securities litigation attorneys at Weltz Law can use our resources and knowledge of the law to help you recover the losses you incurred.
Call (877) 905-7671 today so we can evaluate your case and develop a strong FINRA arbitration claim on your behalf.
What Is Over Concentration?
Over concentration is the direct opposite of diversification. It is when you have a majority of your holdings in a particular market segment, class of investments, or one particular investment in relation to your entire portfolio. One of the biggest risks of over concentration is that if anything happens to the class of investments or the particular investment you have put all your holdings in, you might lose a significant amount of money.
Experts recommend that investors embrace a diversified portfolio of their investments so that their risks are spread out across the market. With diversification, some investments increase in value while others lose, and this creates a balance in your portfolio.
Common examples of over concentration include:
- Owning lots of mutual funds in the same category
- Owning many mutual funds in the same class
- Owning too much of a single stock
- Owning many mutual funds with similar stocks holdings
- Owning many mutual funds with a particular objective
Even though over concentration is, in some cases, intentional and beneficial for investors, it can be a result of fraud. Stockbrokers and brokerage firms must ensure their clients’ investments are diversified on their investment profiles. Failure to do this could result in devastating financial losses.
Over Concentration Is Against FINRA Sales Practices
A broker’s failure to recommend diversification of securities is considered negligent and unsuitable investment advice as well as a violation of FINRA sales practices. Stockbrokers and brokerage firms are required to abide by financial industry standards of care and best-practices when giving investment recommendations. They have a fundamental duty to act in the best interest of their clients when making these recommendations, and if they don’t, they can be sued for a breach of fiduciary duty.
Meet with Our Legal Team to Discuss Your Over Concentration Case
At Weltz Law, we understand what responsible management of investments entails. Through years of research, extensive training, and experience, all our securities attorneys understand that over concentration can lead to uncertainty in investment portfolios and unnecessary risk. When you come to us, we will not just help you with your FINRA arbitration claim. Our attorneys will use their unrivaled expertise to anticipate and counter strong defenses your broker could raise in the claim. Our efforts have resulted in the recovery of millions of dollars in the past, and you can rest assured we will achieve the greatest possible outcome in your case.
30+ Years of Collective Experience
Our attorneys have over 30 years of collective experience representing clients in all aspects of securities and commercial litigation.
Contingency Fees for Our Securities Law Clients
We will not receive a penny in attorney's fees unless a positive recovery is obtained in your case. Contact us to see if you're eligible.
We will assess the merits of your claims and help you decide on the next step.
Litigated Claims in Excess of $50 Million for Our Clients
Our firm has successfully recovered over $50 million for our clients.