Category: protecting investors

Ongoing Concerns For Investors In Structured Products Backed By Deutsche Bank

Sep 20, 2018 / protecting investors

We raised concerns in the spring of last year and again in the summer of this year regarding structured notes backed by Deutsche Bank. These concerns are now heightened in light of the fact that institutional lenders are factoring these concerns into how they deal with Deutsche Bank. As recently reported by the Financial Times, Deutsche Bank’s credit rating has been downgraded after three consecutive years of unprofitability. This is […]

Learn More

CFP® Board Moves Towards a Unified Fiduciary Duty Standard, as other Financial Institutions and Regulators Sadly Continue to Fight the Move

Aug 14, 2018 / protecting investors

As one of the more reputable organizations in the industry, the Certified Financial Planners Board (CFP®) appears to be on the forefront of the efforts to protect investors from financial wrongdoing. This time, the CFP® Board announced new standards that would require financial professionals— including brokers — to act in the best interests of investors when providing any financial advice. The previous rule applied a fiduciary standard to CFP®s only […]

Learn More

Why We Believe You Should Not Buy Deutsche Bank Structured Notes

Jul 6, 2018 / protecting investors

Last year, Vernon Litigation Group posted an article entitled “Why I Would Not Want Deutsche Bank Structured Notes in my Portfolio.”  In that article, we pointed out that these Notes are actually unsecured loans to Deutsche Bank and the loan cannot be repaid if Deutsche bank is unwilling or unable to repay the money owed at maturity of the notes. We highlighted concerns over the financial and moral integrity of […]

Learn More

Picking A Trustee | The Case Of The Stuttering Pig

Jun 28, 2018 / protecting investors

One of the most important decisions you will make as part of drawing up a trust is picking a trustee. A trustee’s duties can continue for generations. Being a trustee requires expertise in collecting estate taxes, paying bills, and managing money for the beneficiaries. Trustees also have a legal obligation to follow instructions and act with the interests of the beneficiaries in mind, which is called a fiduciary duty. What […]

Learn More