KlaymanToskes, https://klamantoskes.wpengine.com, announces an investigation on behalf of investors with Merrill Lynch (NYSE:BAC) accounts who sustained losses from investments in the Energy Sector, High Yield Debt, and investments tied to the Alerian MLP Index, including Master Limited Partnerships (“MLPs”), Exchange Traded Funds (“ETFs”), Exchange Traded Notes (“ETNs”), and Business Development Companies (“BDCs”). These investments may have been marketed and sold to customers who were risk averse, such as retirees or other conservative investors, that were seeking income and capital preservation and were not explained the potential risks.
Investments in Oil & Gas are historically risky during times of volatility and/or reduced demand. These risks should be explained by financial advisors prior to recommending these investments. Recently, due to the Coronavirus (“COVID-19”) pandemic, Oil & Gas Investments have undergone a precipitous decline, causing investors significant losses. Investors may seek damages for violations of sales practice rules and regulations in FINRA Arbitration if they were recommended any of the following Oil & Gas investments:
The sole purpose of this release is to investigate whether Merrill Lynch’s recommendations to buy Oil & Gas investments were suitable for investors. Investors with Merrill Lynch accounts that have information relating to the manner in which the firm handled their portfolios, are encouraged to contact the attorneys of KlaymanToskes at (561) 542-5131, or visit our firm’s website at www.klaymantoskes.com.