Guggenheim Partners LLC of Los Angeles acquired Sun Life Financial in late 2012.
The securities regulatory authority FINRA announced in December 2012 that it was investigating several independent broker-dealers who sold Sun Life Financial variable annuities with subaccounts improperly invested in hedge funds. These investments have resulted in client losses of at least $18 million since 2008. Several industry analysts have suggested that the Foresee Strategies Insurance Fund and the Forsee Strategies3(c)(1) Insurance Fund, the hedge funds at issue in FINRA’s Sun Life Financial investigation, were too risky for the more conservative investments typical of a variable annuity.
The broker-dealers named in the FINRA investigation include: Geneos Wealth Management Inc., Lincoln Financial Network, National Planning Corp., SagePoint Financial, Inc., and FSC Securities Corp.
If you or a loved one has purchased an annuity from Sun Life Financial or any of the brokers listed in the FINRA investigation, please contact The Evans Law Firm today for a free and confidential evaluation of your rights. We can be reached by email at email@example.com, or by telephone at (888) 503-8267 or (415) 441-8669.