Verus Capital Partners LLC Charged by SEC | Goodman & Nekvasil P.A. May Recover Investor Losses
The Securities and Exchange Commission today announced charges against Verus Capital Partners, LLC (Verus), an Arizona-based investment adviser, for failing to disclose revenue its investment adviser representatives (IARs) received from a third-party broker-dealer and its affiliates and the resulting conflicts of interest. This matter reflects a continued focus by the SEC’s Division of Examinations and the Division of Enforcement on undisclosed compensation arrangements between investment advisers and broker-dealers.
According to the Order, Verus failed to disclose that its IARs had received more than $1 million in revenue in the form of forgivable loans between 2010 and 2020 from a broker-dealer and its affiliates. The loans were forgivable over a period of five years or less, and the forgiveness was tied either to: (i) the satisfaction of annual revenue targets, which included both brokerage commission and advisory fees; or (ii) the maintenance of the relationship between the Verus IAR and the broker-dealer for a certain number of years. The SEC’s investigation found that Verus did not disclose the conflicts of interest created by the forgivable loans to its clients.
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