Ameritas Investment Corp. is a privately owned, full-service broker-dealer company that offers products such as mutual funds, variable annuities, managed accounts, variable life insurance, retirement plans, fixed income securities, and other related financial services to individual, governmental, and institutional clients. Headquartered in Lincoln, NE, Ameritas Investment Corp was founded in 1982. Operating as a subsidiary of Unifi Mutual Holding, Ameritas Investment Corp. now has three additional home office locations in Bethesda, MD; Cincinnati, OH; and Omaha, NE.
Ameritas Investment Corp. is a securities brokerage firm licensed by FINRA. As such, it has a legal duty to supervise its registered brokers and the investment recommendations those brokers make to their investors. Proper oversight can prevent security industry violations. When an Ameritas Investment broker is negligent or acts in their own interests rather than the interests of the client, and that client suffers damages as a result of such wrongdoing, the firm may be held liable for the investor's losses.
Like many investment and brokerage firms in the United States, Ameritas Investment Corp. has had run-ins with securities industry regulators such as the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) and the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA). In 2009, Ameritas was fined for using misleading college funding plans in order to sell variable life products. The violations involved only one Ameritas brokers, whom Ameritas later suspended over the misleading investments.
Any time Ameritas Investment Corp. or an Ameritas registered broker fails to adequately manage clients' investment portfolios, or intentionally commits fraud acting out of their own interests rather than the clients' interests, investors have legal recourse to recover their losses. If you lost more than $75,000 after investing with Ameritas, you should contact a securities fraud lawyer at Meyer Wilson today to find out if you have a claim.
If you are an investor and you lost money after investing with Ameritas, we encourage you to contact Meyer Wilson today. Our law firm handles investor claims and class actions nationwide. We have the experience and skill needed to handle cases in state and federal courts, or through arbitration such as through The Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA), the American Arbitration Association (AAA) or private arbitration. We can also represent international clients with claims against Ameritas.