Investment fraud lawyers are currently investigating claims on behalf of investors who suffered losses as a result of their investment in NHB Holdings. Operating as a bank holding company, NHB Holdings uses its subsidiary, Proficio Bank, to offer banking services. NHB Holdings is based in Jacksonville, Florida, and was founded in 2007.
Information now available leads stock fraud lawyers to believe that a Regulation D private placement was offered by NHB Holdings in order to raise capital. Certain FINRA registered broker-dealers offered and sold this private placement. Private placements allow smaller companies to use the sale of debt securities or equities to raise capital without it becoming necessary for them to register these securities with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Because these investments are typically more complicated and carry more risk than other traditional investments, they are usually only suitable for sophisticated, high-net-worth investors.
According to investment fraud lawyers, because the creation and sale of private placements often carry high commissions, these investments continue to be pushed by brokerage firms despite the fact that they may be unsuitable for investors. Financial Industry Regulatory Authority rules have established that brokers and firms have an obligation to fully disclose all the risks of a given investment when making recommendations, and those recommendations must be suitable for the individual investor receiving the recommendation given their age, investment objectives and risk tolerance.
Current investigations regarding this investment are related to whether FINRA registered brokerage firms can be held liable for improperly selling NHB Holdings and other high-risk private placements to their clients. Any investors who were recommended and sold NHB Holdings that could not be considered sophisticated, high-net-worth investors could recover losses through FINRA arbitration.
If you suffered significant losses as a result of your investment in NHB Holdings, or another private placement, you may have a valid securities arbitration claim. To find out more about your legal rights and options, contact a stock fraud lawyer at The Law Office of Christopher J. Gray at (866) 966-9598 for a no-cost, confidential consultation.