The SEC Bars Logos Wealth Advisors Founder & Fund Manager

Posted on September 20th, 2016 at 4:20 PM
The SEC Bars Logos Wealth Advisors Founder & Fund Manager

From the Desk of Jim Eccleston at Eccleston Law LLC:

The Securities and Exchange Commission has barred Logos Wealth Advisors founder Paul Mata and his fund manager David Kayatta for fraudulently raising more than $14 million from investors.  

Starting in 2008, Mr. Kayatta and Mr. Mata raised money from more than 100 investors in the funds, which were never registered with the regulatory agency. Mr. Mata and Mr. Kayatta attracted investors using online videos, church group presentations and investment seminars promising guaranteed returns but instead misused the investors’ money.   

Mr. Mata also failed to disclose to investors that he was fired from Ameriprise Financial Inc. in 2009 for violating company policies, including recommending that clients take out risky loans to finance investments and presenting unapproved seminars.

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