USB may have marketed its Yield Enhancement Strategy as a safe way for investors to earn extra income. But this turned out not to be the case. The investment actually uses high-risk securities. Many investors, unaware of the elevated risks, lost money investing in the not so aptly named USB Yield Enhancement Strategy (YES).
While a YES may see profits in times of low market volatility, in times of increased volatility, the strategy can result in investment losses. Many firms only recommend YES strategy products for customers with aggressive risk tolerance.
USB brokers allegedly used managed accounts and structured note funds to offer YES products to its customers. Per FINRA rules, member firms must supervise broker activities. Firms that don’t ensure products recommend are proper based on risk tolerance can be responsible for losses. Customers who suffered losses should investigate possible claims against USB.
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