New York, New York (PRWEB) April 01, 2013
Zamansky & Associates LLC has filed the first reported FINRA arbitration on behalf of a 70-year-old retiree who was an investor in the UBS Willow Fund LLC (“UBS Willow Fund”). The case is Boudreau v. UBS Financial Services Inc., FINRA No. 13-00542.
The Statement of Claim in the arbitration alleges that the UBS Willow Fund was a purported distressed debt fund that was recommended and sold by UBS Financial Services to its brokerage customers. The Statement of Claim alleges that the UBS Willow Fund materially deviated from its disclosed strategy of investing in distressed debt, and instead speculated in foreign sovereign debt credit default swaps (CDS). The Statement of Claim alleges that these foreign sovereign CDS carried risks that were far greater in magnitude and different in nature than those disclosed to investors. The Statement of Claim also alleges that investors were never made aware of the change in fundamental strategy, and that these CDS eventually sank the UBS Willow Fund causing it to suffer 70% or more losses. The investor asserts claims of unsuitability, breach of fiduciary duty and failure to properly supervise and seeks damages of $300,000 for the losses incurred.
The problems associated with the UBS Willow Fund are discussed in a March 30, 2013 article entitled "If A Fund Turns On A Dime, Watch Your Dollars, " by Gretchen Morgenson, New York Times.
What UBS Willow Fund Investors Can Do
If you invested in the UBS Willow Fund, 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.
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