A former president of a Memphis gas company won a $51,000 arbitration award against Morgan Keegan & Co. related to the Morgan Keegan bond funds. It was approximately 64% of the investor’s out of pocket losses. This is just another in a string of victories by public customers against Morgan Keegan related to the funds.
According to news reports, the statement of claim alleged that the funds were not managed conservatively and that Morgan Keegan misrepresented their volatility. Jim Kelsoe, the funds manager allegedly made numerous representations to the investor that the RMK funds were safe.
Morgan Keegan received a Wells notice in July from the SEC and the tide has seemingly changed in the arbitration forum. Our firm represent investors with RMK claims. According to a Morgan Keegan spokesman, despite the loss, Morgan Keegan will continue a vigorous defense of all claims. We shall see.