Zamansky & Associates LLC Investigates The Mariner Access Fund and The Mariner 2X Access Fund Sold by Merrill Lynch

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Zamansky & Associates LLC is investigating sales of the Mariner Access Fund and the Mariner 2X Access Funds to Merrill Lynch brokerage customers and whether they have suffered substantial losses from funds or liquidity problems.

Zamansky & Associates LLC announces that it is investigating the Mariner Access Funds and Mariner 2x Access Funds sold to investors by brokerage firm Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner & Smith, Inc. (“Merrill Lynch”). According to SEC filings under Regulation D, which are available at http://www.sec.gov, Merrill Lynch’s alternative investments division raised hundreds of millions from investors in private sales.

According to the prospectus, these Mariner Access Funds gave Merrill Lynch customers access to hedge funds and funds of funds managed by Mariner Investment Group, Inc., the large hedge fund outfit based in Harrison, New York. The Mariner 2x Access Funds gave Merrill Lynch brokerage customers leveraged exposure to the Mariner funds. On March 9, 2009, MarketWatch reported that one Mariner distressed debt fund raised the “gate” on redemptions during the global credit crisis due to investors seeking to exit.

Zamansky is investigating sales of the Mariner Access Fund and the Mariner 2X Access Funds to Merrill Lynch customers and whether they have suffered substantial losses or liquidity problems. “Private investments with leveraged exposure to hedge funds are not suitable for most retail investors,” according to Jake Zamansky. Zamansky believes that investing in funds of funds also creates unique issues for an investor concerning whether there was sufficient disclosure of the material risks associated with the underlying funds.

What Investors In Mariner Access Funds Can Do

If you invested in the Mariner Access Funds and would like to have your brokerage accounts reviewed or discuss your legal rights, you may, without obligation or cost to you, email jake(at)zamansky(dot)com or call the law firm at (212) 742-1414.

About Zamansky & Associates

Zamansky & Associates LLC is one of the leading law firms specializing in securities fraud and financial services arbitration and class action litigation. We represent both individual and institutional investors. Our practice is nationally recognized for our ability to aggressively prosecute cases and recover losses.

To learn more about Zamansky, please visit our website, http://www.zamansky.com.

Contacts

Zamansky & Associates, LLC
50 Broadway - 32nd Floor
New York, NY 10004
Jake Zamansky, 212-742-1414
jake(at)zamansky(dot)com

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