AF&T has developed an industry-leading, proprietary Portfolio Monitoring Program that allows the firm to proactively track the transactions of our clients and identify recoverable losses due to corporate misconduct or securities fraud. Once retained, AF&T establishes a direct connection with the client’s custodian to ensure that we receive all of the necessary transactional data, with minimal intrusion to our clients and their trustees, directors and staff. AF&T maintains excellent relationships with the major custodial banks in the U.S. and around the world, and all information provided remains secure and confidential, regardless of the point of origin.
Once engaged, AF&T analysts continually monitor each client’s portfolio, and the entire Institutional Investors Services Group is notified when it appears that a client has sustained losses due to corporate misconduct or securities fraud. After an initial review, AF&T will alert the client to the magnitude of its sustained losses due to such misconduct, and provide a detailed, yet concise, analysis of potential legal claims. After a thorough investigation of all viable claims, AF&T will provide a recommendation regarding the best course of action to maximize the client’s recovery. AF&T only recommends pursuing legal action in meritorious lawsuits that represent credible opportunities for substantial economic recovery.
In addition to real-time reports and recommendations regarding legal actions, AF&T also provides each client with a Quarterly Report, which details litigation commenced in the prior quarter in which the client has a material financial interest, regardless of whether the client is serving an active role in the litigation.
In all cases, our Portfolio Monitoring Program is offered at no-cost, and without further obligation to utilize or retain the firm. In the event that an institutional investor decides to pursue legal action, AF&T would propose to represent that client on a full contingency fee basis pursuant to which the client would not be responsible for any out-of-pocket costs or attorneys’ fees unless the action is successfully resolved, the fee award is approved by the presiding court and payable from the funds recovered or by the defendants in the action.
For more information please contact our Director of Institutional Investor Services, Atara Hirsch, at firstname.lastname@example.org or +1-212-279-5050 or 1-800-440-8986. We also have several multi-lingual attorneys available to discuss your individual needs.