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Stableford Tech Seamlessly Integrates Securities and Antitrust Claims Services

In 2021 alone, there were 218 securities class action claims and 340 antitrust claims filed. As an investor, you may have qualified for monetary class-action awards but were not aware or not informed of your eligibility. Stableford’s new partnership with Chicago Clearing Corporation (CCC) provides our clients with expert securities and antitrust claims services.

Class-Action Claims

Class-action lawsuits are civil lawsuits brought to court by a group of individuals or business entities to receive compensation from common injuries experienced by the group members. There are several types of class-action claims, but two of the most common are securities claims and antitrust claims.

Lawyers speaking

A securities claim is a lawsuit filed on behalf of a group of investors who have suffered financial injury resulting from violations of securities laws. An investor may have acted on misleading comments made by a company which led to a financial loss, as seen recently in the class action lawsuit against Netflix.Antitrust claims are filed on behalf of a group of similarly harmed plaintiffs (individuals, organizations, or business agencies) with allegations that a company has engaged in anticompetitive business practices such as price fixing, market allocations, monopolization, and other forms of fraud.Antitrust claims are filed on behalf of a group of similarly harmed plaintiffs (individuals, organizations, or business agencies) with allegations that a company has engaged in anticompetitive business practices such as price fixing, market allocations, monopolization, and other forms of fraud.Both types of claims result in monetary recovery for lawsuits decided in the plaintiffs’ favor. The settlement or penalties given by the court are then distributed among the class members or plaintiffs. There can be considerable money recovered in these class-action claims. In recent securities class-action claims, aggregate settlements totaled $3.1 billion in 2020 and $1.8 billion in 2021.

However, filing claims on your own is complicated, time consuming, and requires you to do copious amounts of tedious paperwork. Many shareholders want to participate in claims, but are too restrained to inquire, do not have the time or resources to fill out the masses of requisite paperwork, or lack the bandwidth to monitor and revise claims as necessary.Stableford’s new partnership helps remove the burden of tracking and filing claims while allowing our clients to collect the benefits.

Claim Filing and Recovery Technology

Stableford has invested in technology infrastructure that directly integrates with our platform to provide seamless access to securities and antitrust services. The platform is specifically designed for monitoring and filing (foreign and domestic) claims and maximizing awards.Keeping abreast of class action settlements is an essential way for investors to recover market losses.Our claims services simplify the settlement process with continuous monitoring of equity and stock as well as new and ongoing class action lawsuits. Clients receive timely notifications when they qualify to claim class action settlement money. This ensures our clients are participating in every beneficial recovery opportunity.With a goal of providing added value to our clients, Stableford’s expanded claims services leverage technology to keep up with every potential recovery opportunity and provide another secure way to grow and protect wealth.

Value Added Securities and Antitrust Claims Services

Stableford’s comprehensive expanded claims services include monitoring, filing, tracking, and revising claims, as well as award recovery and allocation. The newly integrated platform capabilities include:

  • Monitoring class-action claims and notifications that alert you when you are eligible - and may benefit from - filing a claim. You will also be notified of any changes to litigations as they happen.
  • Estimates of projected class-action awards to aid in determining whether to opt-in or opt-out of a claim.
  • Claim auditing services identify past claims that you or a custodian may have overlooked and file for you, even if the deadline has passed.
  • Class-action claims settled in the plaintiffs’ favor result in monetary awards being deposited directly into your account.

Additionally, taking part in securities and antitrust claims helps ensure that corporations are working to benefit shareholders by maximizing profits and supporting ESG efforts.In recent years, courts have seen the highest number of class-action litigations ever. Trends in claims show that class-action filings and settlements will remain consistent in the future regardless of market fluctuations, regulations, or court cases. Now Stableford clients can easily take part in these claims to further strengthen their portfolios.

Take Advantage of Claims Service Benefits

Securities and antitrust claim services are an expansion of Stableford’s financial advisory solutions. These expanded services are in line with our philosophy of protecting and growing your wealth, minimizing risks, maximizing returns, driving positive impact, and simplifying investment strategies for our clients.As a Stableford client, if you own any equity or stock and are a shareholder of record, you can now more easily participate in class-action settlements and the check for your settlement award will be deposited directly in your account, hassle-free. Your securities and antitrust claims services are taken care of and constantly monitored.Ultimately, our goal with any of our services is to provide clients with peace of mind that their investments are secure and being managed in your best interest.If you are interested in learning how you can find peace of mind and prosperity from Stableford’s financial advisory services and integrated partnerships, schedule a complimentary consultation or call us at 480.492.2300.

Andrew Brinkman
Andrew J. Brinkman is the Founder of Stableford Capital. Over the course of his 45+ year career, he built A.J. Brinkman & Co., a leading foreign exchange arbitrageur and institutional floor broker, was a managing partner of Petros Capital, a long/ short institutional hedge fund and, for the past ten years, he has been a discretionary asset manager for high net-worth families. Andrew Brinkman has been a member of the Chicago Mercantile Exchange, the New York Futures Exchange, and the Chicago Board of Trade. A 1978 graduate of Cornell College with degrees in Economics and Political Science, he was a board member for ChildHelp USA, a board member of the Berry Center for Economics, and former trustee of Cornell College.