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Over the past calendar year, GPB Capital investors have won over $2.4 million in monetary awards in 10 out of 11 (nearly 91%) arbitration claims that have proceeded to a final hearing.  According to public records, many other claims filed against broker-dealers who sold the private placements offered by GPB Capital have been settled for monetary compensation.

The judgments and awards come after years of filing lawsuits and arbitration claims by GPB Capital investors.

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Iorio Altamirano LLP is investigating claims on behalf of defrauded investors who were victims in the GPB funds scheme. The GPB funds were marketed to independent broker-dealers and investment advisers who would, in turn, sell the GPB funds to their retail investors. According to publicly available records filed with the SEC, broker-dealer Woodbury Financial Services, Inc. likely received sales compensation for selling the GPB funds to retail investors.

Woodbury Financial Services, Inc. broker Daryl Tomobu Serizawa may have recommended GPB Capital funds to clients. If you lost money in GPB funds with Woodbury Financial Services, Inc., you may have a claim.

The SEC has charged GPB Capital, Ascendant Capital, and Ascendant Alternative Strategies with running a Ponzi-like scheme that raised roughly $1.8 billion from securities issued by GPB Capital. The SEC believes that as many as 17,000 retail investors nationwide have been defrauded.

The Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (“FINRA”) has suspended financial advisor Lisa Ann Brumm (also known as Lisa Am Brumm and Lisa Ann Moon) from the securities industry for six months and fined her $7,500.  Lisa Brumm was registered with Woodbury Financial Services, Inc. in Portland, Oregon, from April 2017 until December 2020.  She was previously registered with AXA Advisors, LLC (now known as Equitable Advisors LLC) from July 2011 to May 2017.   Ms. Brumm is also the CEO and founder of My Financial Girlfriend (Moon & Bear LLC).

FINRA suspended Ms. Brumm for recommending two unsuitable variable annuities to a customer, borrowing $40,000 from the same customer, and negligently misrepresenting the effect of a withdrawal from a variable annuity to another customer.

If you have suffered financial losses investing with Lisa Brumm or suspect that Ms. Brumm did not have your best interest in mind when recommending investments, annuities, or annuity switches, contact New York securities arbitration law firm Iorio Altamirano LLP for a free and confidential review of your account or annuity contract.

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