Did you participate in an initial public offering (IPO) sold by Aegis Capital Corp.? According to its website, Aegis has been bookrunner, placement agent, or co-manager for dozens of public offerings in recent years.
IPOs, Pre-IPO Offerings, And SPACs
Stock IPOs, pre-IPO offerings, and SPACs are often touted by stockbrokers and financial advisers as holding tremendous potential for investors to make money with a company that has a bright future ahead of it. The opportunity to buy into the hyped offering may be described as limited and exclusive, with investors pressured to buy into the next big thing before it’s too late. Check my post
However, these offerings have been associated with fraud or misrepresentation by the companies and the brokers selling the offering. And in some cases they cause investors to lose a significant amount of money.
Sometimes after an investor buys into an IPO, they find out that the company omitted material information or lied in its SEC filings, or that their broker didn’t perform adequate due diligence or misrepresented facts. Check my post
SPACs (Special Purpose Acquisition Companies) have an IPO without having a company. Investors buy into SPACs based on trust in the actions and judgment of the SPAC’s sponsors. Fraud can occur when the SPAC’s sponsors make misrepresentations about: the company being acquired, the SPAC itself, or when adequate due diligence isn’t performed into the company being acquired. Check my post
About Aegis Capital
Aegis Capital is a brokerage and investment adviser based in New York City. They have been a FINRA (Financial Industry Regulatory Authority) member since 1984 and operate 23 branch offices with more than 350 registered representatives. Check my post
Aegis has been investigated by regulators several times and has been subject to disciplinary actions. Their publicly-available FINRA BrokerCheck report lists 37 disclosures as of this writing. Check my post
Aegis recently settled claims with FINRA, over alleged churning (or excessive trading) of customer accounts, in a Letter of Acceptance, Waiver, and Consent (AWC). Churning is when a broker buys and sells to generate commissions rather than to benefit the client. It is a violation of FINRA’s rules as well as securities laws. Check my post
The AWC states that Aegis allegedly did not recognize excessive trading in customer accounts, causing in millions of dollars of losses. The AWC also states that a many registered representatives for Aegis have disclosures on their FINRA report for financial issues. Check my post
Did You Lose Money In An Aegis Capital IPO?
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