An investigation on behalf of investors in Virtus Premium AlphaSector Fund Class A (MUTF:VAPAX) shares over potential wrongdoing was announced and MUTF:VAPAX stockholders should contact the Shareholders Foundation.
San Diego, CA -- (SBWIRE) -- 02/11/2015 -- An investigation on behalf of current long-term investors in shares of Virtus Premium AlphaSector Fund Class A (MUTF:VAPAX) shares was announced over potential breaches of fiduciary duties.
Investors who purchased shares of Virtus Premium AlphaSector Fund Class A (MUTF:VAPAX) and currently hold any of those MUTF:VAPAX shares have certain options and should contact the Shareholders Foundation at email@example.com or call +1(858) 779 - 1554.
The investigation by a law firm concerns whether the fees charged by investment advisors affiliated with F-Squared Investments and Virtus Investment Partners, Inc were excessive.
According to an analyst F-Squared Investments Inc sub-advises on the Virtus Investment Partners mutual funds Premium AlphaSector (VAPAX), Allocator Premium AlphaSector (VAAAX), AlphaSector Rotation (PWBAX), Global Premium AlphaSector (VGPAX), Dynamic AlphaSector (EMNAX), that represent about $13 billion, or one-fifth, of Virtus Investment Partners' $61 billion in assets under management. Beginning in 2008, with F-Squared Investments began marketing an investment strategy it called "AlphaSector," claiming that the strategy has outperformed the S&P 500 since 2001.
According to the investigation in reality, as with F-Squared Investments admitted on December 22, 2014, the AlphaSector strategy was invented by a college intern in 2008, and F-Squared created fabricated results for the 2001 to 2008 period, that also inflated with F-Squared Investments' performance by 350%.
According to a media report from early September 2014 F-Squared Investments Inc received a Wells notice from the Securities and Exchange Commission ("SEC") reportedly indicating the SEC is considering bringing a civil case against F-Squared Investments Inc. in late 2013, F-Squared Investments Inc reportedly told clients it was being investigated by the SEC, and earlier in 2014 F-Squared Investments Inc reportedly said the regulator's investigation found certain F-Squared Investments Inc's historical returns overstated performance.
Shares of Virtus Premium AlphaSector Fund Class A (MUTF:VAPAX) declined from $17.75 per share in Septmeber 2014 to as low as $13.09 per share on February 9, 2015.
Those who purchased shares of Virtus Premium AlphaSector Fund Class A (MUTF:VAPAX), have certain options and should contact the Shareholders Foundation.
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