Traditional Securities Fraud Prosecution
Institutional investors retain outside counsel to recoup losses resulting from corporate fraud. Yet many funds hear from their securities counsel only after their fund has suffered losses significant enough to apply for a lead plaintiff position in a securities class action. Securities class actions play a vital role in combating fraud and recovering fund losses, and our lawyers collectively have decades of experience in prosecuting securities fraud claims.
But it is not the only option.
Meeting Fund Objectives
Our firm understands the duties institutional investors and their boards have to investors and the funds they manage. Unions, pension funds, and others need quality counsel to advise trustees about their legal options in response to securities and corporate fraud, including legal advice on individual and opt-out litigation to maximize recovery and to protect your investors. Doyle Lowther’s focus is to obtain maximum recovery while acting in accordance with the fund’s objectives and the board of trustees’ goals.
Investors benefit when institutional investors step forward and take on corporate fraud that corrupts our capital markets. Large investors like pension funds may have substantial equity stakes in companies committing fraud. By leveraging their ownership interest, institutional investors may achieve significant settlements and implement corporate governance reforms to maximize investment returns and minimize the potential for future fraud – and in appropriate cases may be able to do so without the delay, burden and expense of pursuing a class action.
Doyle Lowther has the knowledge and experience to advise your fund about these opportunities, resulting in superior capital preservation and recovery for trustees and the investors they represent.
Maximizing Recovery For the Individual Institutional Investor
In the last decade, individual securities fraud suits, outside the class action arena, have recovered billions of dollars for fund participants. Doyle Lowther offers pension funds and other institutional investors unique portfolio monitoring services and legal advice. While at a predecessor firm, founding partner William Doyle played a lead role in developing one of the first and most widely used portfolio monitoring programs for institutional investors. Mr. Doyle also spearheaded the design and development of a proprietary, web-based securities class action monitoring service for one of the world’s largest pension funds.
Our firm will work with your fund and its counsel and trustees to tailor an individual monitoring and advice program, resulting in superior returns in accordance with fund goals.
Institutional Investors Have A Significant Role to Play
In 2008 institutional investors witnessed a financial meltdown wrought by corporate greed and regulatory failure. Wall Street blames an endless list of acronyms like ABS, CDS, CDO, CMO and MBS. But the meltdown’s root cause was fraud. Today’s failures, takeovers and bailouts follow a period of corporate megafrauds that cost unions and pensions dearly. Tyco. Quest. Enron. Worldcom. AOL Time Warner. You know the names, and you likely were invested in one or more of them.
It is in these times unions, pension funds and other institutions must be vigilant in safeguarding their assets. Doyle Lowther will assist you and your trustees in preserving investors’ capital, minimizing loss due to fraud, and maximizing investor recovery via individually tailored legal solutions.
Please contact us to find out how we can help.