Some alternative investments lead to losses and fraud charges

02/11/2013 | New York Times (tiered subscription model), The

Some private placements, nontraded real estate investment trusts and private loans to new companies are among complex alternative investments that brokers have sold in recent years to investors seeking to make up for losses in their portfolios. Regulators are investigating the trend and, in some cases, pursuing claims of wrongdoing against brokers who sold the products.

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