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Hedge Fund Fraud, Mismanagement, and Investment Loss Recovery Attorney Daniel Bakondi
  • Hedge fund investment loss recovery negotiations, litigation and arbitration
  • Hedge fund securities fraud complaints, claims, lawsuits, and FINRA securities arbitration
  • Stock broker / investment advisor / hedge fund manager fraud and negligence 
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Phone (415) 450 0424


The Law Office of Daniel Bakondi
100 Pine Street, Suite 1250 
San Francisco CA 94111

"Best of the Best: I hired Daniel a year and a half ago to help with an investment gone wrong. I felt him to be an attorney who is committed to justice and takes pride in all his endeavors." M.F.


"Daniel Bakondi is an attorney who is devoted to his clients. He is knowledgeable, expedient, and meticulous about details. He is honest and provides his clients with a realistic evaluation of their expectations. He doesn't waste your time. Daniel Bakondi is the attorney who will be in your corner all the way." N.T.


"Mr. Bakondi is a poised and brilliant young man who asked extensive questions to get at the crux of the situation. I was continuously amazed at the fine/pertinent points that Mr. Bakondi dug out of the years of files I had provided him. He quickly filed legal action I would call impressive in its fact-finding, background research, and arguments. In subsequent attorney communications and motions, I saw this astounding incisiveness over and over again. More than once I remarked to him how glad I was that he was not the other side's attorney! In forecasting the time, phases, and expenses of the case, Mr. Bakondi was also unerring. While the entire process took over a year, I never once had the feeling that he was not in complete control of the situation. In consultations, he always had all of the options and their consequences ready at hand, along with his recommendations. Not once did he make an inaccurate forecast or give bad advice. When the case concluded successfully, he tied up all the loose ends as meticulously as everything else he had done." 

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Hedge fund arbitration and investment loss recovery for securities fraud or mismanagement 

Our law firm's focus is fighting for investors in securities disputes and investment loss matters and obtaining recovery in litigation and arbitration nationwide.  We represent individual, corporate, and institutional hedge fund investors, and make it our business to know how to recover your investment losses in claims against brokers, financial advisors, hedge fund managers and FINRA registered broker-dealer financial institutions in AAA, JAMS, and Finra arbitration, and securities litigation in state and federal court.  Many matters can often be resolved without ever having to attend court.  


If you have unexpected losses for a significant portion of your hedge fund investment, retirement portfolio, or total net worth, you should speak with a hedge fund investment loss attorney today.  It may not be your fault, nor the fault of the market.  There may be substantial information about your hedge fund investment and management or which you are unaware.   

Only an experienced hedge fund investment litigation and arbitration attorney can tell you if your broker, financial advisor, manager, or financial institution violated securities laws and industry practices, improperly or negligently managed the hedge fund, failed to disclose risks, acted without your authorization, failed to diversify, or acted with a conflict of interest.  Hedge fund managers and financial advisors will never tell you what rules and standards they violated with regards to your relationship.  


Hedge fund losses recoverable in court or FINRA Arbitration may be caused by:

  • Hedge fund management fraud
  • Violation of securities laws, regulations, or industry standards with hedge fund investments  
  • Hedge fund investment sales fraud
  • Biased hedge fund portfolio selection
  • Hedge fund management negligence and malpractice
  • Misleading hedge fund projections and statements about past performance 
  • Too risky or speculative hedge fund investments
  • Unsuitable hedge fund investments
  • Failure to disclose hedge fund conflicts of interest
  • Failure to do proper or disclosed due diligence
  • Material omissions and misrepresentation in connection with hedge funds
  • Breach of contracts involving hedge funds
  • Hedge fund securities and investment fraud
  • Breach of fiduciary duty with management or sale of hedge funds
  • Bad/negligent hedge fund recommendations
  • Ponzi scheme, pyramid scheme hedge funds and other criminal investigations
  • Bad sponsor or hedge fund manager
  • Failure to inform of tax or administrative consequences
  • Excessive fees overtrading in hedge funds

Hedge fund FINRA securities, AAA and JAMS arbitration law firm services include:

  • Advice and representation in hedge fund dispute claims in mediation, arbitration, and state and federal court lawsuit litigation
  • FINRA claims against broker dealers, investment advisors, financial advisors in hedge fund matters
  • Investigation and negotiations with hedge fund managers, brokers, investment advisors for failure to do due diligence
  • Claims against hedge fund managers and investment advisors for breach of fiduciary duty
  • Claims against brokers, financial advisors for selling an unregistered security
  • Claims for selling unqualified securities, unregistered securities, to unsuitable, non-accredited or unqualified investors
  • Research and investigation of hedge fund state and federal securities law violations and criminal investigations 

Hedge fund sales and management malpractice and violations include:

  • Hedge fund securities and investment fraud 


Securities and investment fraud, including 10B5 and state law equivalents can include misrepresentation or failure to disclose material facts about an investment, institution, or selling process.  Investors may not know what material facts went undisclosed in the course of making an investment and should have been.  Only an experienced securities fraud attorney can properly review related materials and decide if acts committed constitute fraud.  Prospectus materials, advertising materials, Private Placement Memorandums (PPM) and other communications that contain facts, information, historical results and projections about the hedge fund investment must be closely analyzed.  Our attorneys often have access to information, appraisals, broker-dealer communications, research, expert analysis, and other information and undisclosed facts, which, had the investor been aware of, would have made a material difference in the decision to invest.  

  • Hedge fund management negligence and breach of the duty of care 


Negligence includes not only careless conduct by a broker or financial institution, but failure to follow the rules, guidelines, regulations, industry practices and laws regarding the sale of hedge fund investments.  Many of these exist to protect investors.  

  • Selling unsuitable hedge fund investments


Not all investments are suitable for all investors, and increasingly unsuitable investors find themselves in hedge funds.  The same investment may in some cases be more appropriate for a sophisticated, young, wealthy individual who understands its nature and risks, and yet not an appropriate recommendation for an elderly or retired investor who is not knowledgeable, who may have medical or other financial needs.  A second reasonable basis suitability test under SEC and FINRA guidelines makes some investments poorly structured and not of sufficient quality and reliability for any investor.

  • Failure to do due diligence, over-concentration and portfolio mismanagement

Hedge fund over-concentration and portfolio mismanagement is a common cause of large swings in hedge funds and dramatic hedge fund losses. We focus on understanding exactly what due diligence and independent research was done, what documents were obtained, and what aspects of the investment were assessed and evaluated.  

We are currently investigating some of the largest hedge fund losses.  If you have large or unexpected investment losses, or of a significant portion of your portfolio or retirement, it may not be your fault.  Only a knowledgeable hedge fund investment fraud attorney can tell you whether the other party breached industry practices and the law.  Such breaches cost investors millions.  For details, and an assessment of your case, please contact us for a consultation.  We often take cases on a contingency fee basis, and only get paid a percentage of the cash recovery you receive.  The law limits your time to act, and after expiration, may prevent you from receiving a settlement you may otherwise be entitled to.  

Biggest Hedge Fund Losses

Some hedge funds lose millions and billions.  How do you know whether is is due to negligence or misrepresentation or simply innocent market forces?


Maplelane Capital

Melvin Capital



Archegos Capital Management


Contact us today at

The Law Office of Attorney Daniel Bakondi
100 Pine Street, Suite 1250
San Francisco CA 94102
Phone (415) 450 0424

Updated June 29, 2021 Copyright (c) Daniel Bakondi

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