Derivative Securities Fraud
How an Investment Loss Attorney Can Help
Derivatives have value because of their underlying security or asset. The
most common types of derivatives in the securities industry are:
Options – A contract giving the purchaser the opportunity to buy or sell
the security at a fixed price on a certain date.
Swaps – This type of derivative allows two parties to "swap"
Futures contracts – "Futures" are contracts that allow the buying or selling
of assets in the future for a price agreed on today.
Forward contracts – A "forward" is a type of contract that involves securities
traded in the future for a price agreed on today.
Investors like derivatives because they are not risky; in fact, they are
commonly used to hedge risk. However, if you have lost a substantial amount
of money after investing using derivatives like stock options or futures,
you may be able to take legal action.
Shareholder Derivative Actions
Shareholder derivative actions or "derivative suits," in contrast
to securities fraud class action lawsuits, are brought by one person on
behalf of a group of people – typically, a shareholder on behalf
of a corporation. If your stockbroker or investment advisor encouraged
you to purchase a type of derivative security and you lost a substantial
amount of money, contact Meyer Wilson.
Why choose Meyer Wilson?
Choosing Meyer Wilson means you have an attorney on your side that has
been rated "Lawyer of the Year" by
Best Lawyers in America® in the field of professional
negligence. David Meyer has also been listed in
Super Lawyers® and the firm has been included in "Best Law Firms" by U.S. News.
Since 1999, our securities litigation lawyers have recovered millions
of dollars in verdicts and settlements on behalf of investors. If you've
sustained losses in excess of $100,000,
contact Meyer Wilson today!