Investors in funds formerly managed by defunct Chicago options trading firm LJM Partners, including the LJM Preservation & Growth Fund, may have litigation or arbitration claims against stockbrokers or investment advisers who sold them or placed their funds in the LJM funds.
The Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) recently took regulatory action against brokerage firm Triad Advisors LLC in connection with sales of the LJM Preservation & Growth Fund. According to the Letter of Acceptance Waiver and Consent (AWC) Triad AWC, in December 2021 FINRA censured and fined Triad Advisors LLC $195,000 regarding the brokerage firm’s failure to supervise their brokers’ recommendations of LJM Preservation & Growth Fund. Triad Advisors LLC also agreed to pay $510,256.57 in restitution. Triad representatives sold $2,267,000 in LJM Preservation & Growth Fund to 58 customers.
According to the FINRA allegations, between September 12, 2016 to February 1, 2018, Triad failed to reasonably supervise representatives’ recommendations of the LJM Preservation & Growth Fund. FINRA also found that Triad Advisors LLC allowed the sale of LJM Preservation & Growth Fund without conducting reasonable due diligence and without a sufficient understanding of its risks and features.