A Financial Industry Regulatory Authority arbitration panel is ordering Morgan Keegan to pay a group of investors $881,000 for losses they sustained in Morgan Keegan’s proprietary funds that were concentrated in high-risk subprime mortgage assets. Customers lost about $2 billion.
The Morgan Keegan funds that investors had placed their money in included the:
• RMK High Income Fund
• RMK Multi-Sector High Income Fund
• RMK Advantage Income Fund
• RMK Select Intermediate Bond Fund
• RMK Strategic Income Fund
The claimants alleged misrepresentations and omissions, unsuitable investments, breach of fiduciary duty, failure to supervise, negligence, vicarious liability, breach of contract, FINRA rule violations, and Securities and Exchange Act violations. The FINRA panel found Morgan Keegan liable to the claimants on a number of the claims and ordered the financial firm to pay the following in compensatory damages:
• $33,382 to Palmer and Kathy Albertine • $105,844 to Jon Albright • $254,642 to Susan and Sam Davis • $458,625 to Kendall and Peter Tashie
FINRA also ordered Morgan Keegan to pay $26,850 for all of the forum fees for the arbitration against the financial firm, $28,500 for the Claimaints’ expert witness fee, and $600 for the portion of the filing fee that is non-refundable. Morgan Keegan is a Regions Financial Corporation subsidiary.
Related Web Resources:
Securities and Exchange Act of 1934, Cornell University Law School
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