Bruce Slater of Transamerica in Michigan
May 24, 2017
Were you a victim of Bruce Slater, a registered representative of Transamerica in Michigan? If so, Diane Nygaard is interested in speaking with you about your losses. Mr. Slater has been accused of selling high commission, illiquid REITs, Ridgewood Energy funds and annuities by several clients. Many customers were saving for retirement and have now learned they cannot retire. The investments that Bruce Slater recommended were speculative, and cannot be sold. Customers planning for retirement have been forced to continue to work. Bruce Slater and Transamerica led customers to believe they were investing for income, but the income from the funds has declined. The Ridgewood Energy funds have also lost value. There is no market where they can be sold and the money redeployed. Mr. Slater was registered with Transamerica when he recommended these investments. He has several pending customer disputes against him. Ms. Nygaard has represented customers of Bruce Slater. Some favorable settlements have occurred.
Please complete the form below or call today for a free consultation with her about recovering your investment losses with Bruce Slater and Transamerica.
Jim Regier– former VSR Broker– Discloses Customer Disputes
The FINRA records of James V. Regier, a stockbroker, who was formerly employed by VSR and is now employed by Summit, discloses 3 customer disputes, including:
A settlement of $104,000 to a customer who alleged that investments sold to her were not suitable
A pending customer complaint of an unsuitable investment in United Development Funding IV (UDF) from 2010 to 2015
A pending customer complaint of unsuitable investments in common and preferred stock recommended by Jim Regier
Regier is currently employed by Summit Brokerage Services, Inc., but was employed by VSR Financial Services. VSR was fined $550,000 by the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) in May 2013 in connection with the sale of alternative investments. FINRA criticized VSR Financial for recommending high concentration levels of alternative investments in customer accounts and for its lack of supervision over the use of separate reports prepared by brokers and provided to customers. Alternative investments include non-publicly traded real estate investment trusts (REITS), Ridgewood Energy securities and other oil and gas investments, business development companies, and private placements These investments are speculative, illiquid and hard to value. They also pay large commissions to brokers and brokerage firms, which are not transparent to customers.
If you have losses in an account handled by Jim Regier or VSR Financial Services, contact me to discuss how you may be able to recover damages for your losses.