Investors in securities sold by GWG Holdings (“GWGH”), including L Bonds, preferred stock, and common stock listed on Nasdaq under the ticker symbol GWGH, may have legal claims, including possible claims if their investment was recommended by a financial advisor who lacked a reasonable basis for the recommendation, or if the nature of the investment was misrepresented by the stockbroker or advisor.
GWGH L Bonds are high-yield life insurance bonds used to finance the purchase of life insurance on the secondary market. Any type of investment in the secondary life insurance market is an extremely risky investment. Further, default on the L Bonds seems to be imminent. According to its filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”), GWG has halted the sale of the L Bonds and failed to issue $10.35 million of interest payments and $3.25 million of principal payments to L Bond investors by the January 15, 2022 due date. If these payments are not made by February 14, 2022, GWG will be in default.
While GWCH reportedly has close to $1 billion in tangible assets, the company also has over $1.5 billion in outstanding L Bonds, plus $327.7 million in senior credit facilities. On August 1, 2021, GWG disclosed that its previous Annual and Quarterly reports for 2019 and 2020 were not reliable after consulting with the SEC’s Office of the Chief Accountant. GWGH also has announced that it would be late in completing and filing its Annual 10-K report with the SEC, which is due March 31, 2022.