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Former deVere USA officers settle SEC fraud complaint

British nationals Benjamin Alderson and Bradley Hamilton have agreed to pay penalties totaling $750,000 to settle a fraud complaint by the SEC regarding their employment with investment firm deVere USA.

Benjamin Alderson: Industry Ban

Administrative Order imposing an industry ban on Benjamin Alderson, a resident of the United Kingdom and a former CEO of deVere USA Inc., before the U. S. Securities and Exchange Commission.

SEC v. Benjamin Alderson: Final Judgment

Final Judgment regarding an allegation that the defendant "defrauded hundreds of clients and prospective clients resident in the United States by misleading them about the benefits of irreversibly transferring their United Kingdom pensions to an offshore pension plan while concealing serious conflicts of interest" in U. S. Securities and Exchange Commission v. Benjamin Alderson, a citizen of the United Kingdom and a former employee of deVere USA, Inc., at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

SEC v. Benjamin Alderson et al: Discovery Disputes

Joint Letter regarding discovery disputes in U. S. Securities and Exchange Commission v. Benjamin Alderson and Bradley Hamilton at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

SEC v. Benjamin Alderson et al: Pryor Cashman Opposition to Alternative Service

Non-Party Pryor Cashman LLP's Motion Opposing Defendant Alderson's Motion to Authorize Alternative Service of Subpoenas regarding Nigel Green, described as a resident of Dubai; Beverley Yeomans, described as a resident of Malta, and deVere Group Ltd., described as domiciled in Dubai, in U. S. Securities and Exchange Commission v. Benjamin Alderson and Bradley Hamilton at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

SEC v. Benjamin Alderson et al: Motion to Serve Nigel Green et al

Motion by Defendant Benjamin Alderson for an Order Authorizing Alternative Service of Subpoenas on non-parties Nigel Green, deVere Group Ltd., and Beverley Yeomans in U. S. Securities and Exchange Commission v. Benjamin Alderson and Bradley Hamilton at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

SEC v. Benjamin Alderson et al: Status Report – October 1, 2019

Discovery Status Report regarding securities fraud allegations against former employees of deVere USA in U. S. Securities and Exchange Commission v. Benjamin Alderson, described in the complaint in 2018 as a citizen of the United Kingdom residing in the Bahamas, and Bradley Hamilton, described in the complaint as a citizen and resident of the United Kingdom, at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

SEC v. Benjamin Alderson et al: Status Report – September 3, 2019

Discovery Status Report regarding securities fraud allegations against former employees of deVere USA in U. S. Securities and Exchange Commission v. Benjamin Alderson, described in the complaint in 2018 as a citizen of the United Kingdom residing in the Bahamas, and Bradley Hamilton, described in the complaint as a citizen and resident of the United Kingdom, at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

SEC v. Benjamin Alderson et al: Status Report – August 1, 2019

Status Report regarding securities fraud allegations against former employees of deVere USA in U. S. Securities and Exchange Commission v. Benjamin Alderson, described in the complaint in 2018 as a citizen of the United Kingdom residing in the Bahamas, and Bradley Hamilton, described in the complaint as a citizen and resident of the United Kingdom, at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

SEC v. Benjamin Alderson et al: Nigel Green Documents Production

Request for international judicial assistance to Malta for the production of documents by Nigel Green, founder of deVere Group Ltd., for use in the U. S. Securities and Exchange Commission v. Benjamin Alderson and Bradley Hamilton at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

SEC v. Benjamin Alderson et al: deVere Documents Production

Request for international judicial assistance to Malta for the production of documents by deVere Group Ltd. and deVere & Partners Ltd. for use in the U. S. Securities and Exchange Commission v. Benjamin Alderson and Bradley Hamilton at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

SEC v. Benjamin Alderson et al: Judicial Assistance Request

Request for international judicial assistance to Malta to examine Beverley Yeomans, described as "a Director of deVere Group Ltd." and "personal assistant to Nigel Green", for use in the U. S. Securities and Exchange Commission v. Benjamin Alderson and Bradley Hamilton at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

SEC v. Benjamin Alderson et al: Malta Judicial Assistance

Notice of Motion by the Defendants for the issuance of letters of request to the Central Authority of the Republic of Malta for assistance to compel deVere Group Ltd. and deVere & Partners Ltd. to provide documents and for Nigel Green and Beverley Yeomans to provide documents and testimony in the U. S. Securities and Exchange Commission v. Benjamin Alderson and Bradley Hamilton at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

Benjamin Alderson v. deVere USA Inc.: Letter Motion

Motion to Compel deVere USA, Inc. to Pay JAMS arbitration fees in order to release an arbitration award in Benjamin Alderson v. deVere USA Inc. at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

Another red flag concerning Bahamas-based investment firm Touchstone Advisory

Zachary Zanghi, the New York-based business partner of British investment advisor Benjamin Alderson, who was recently accused of securities fraud by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, was himself involved in impropriety a few years ago for which he was fired by Citigroup, OffshoreAlert can reveal.

deVere USA settles SEC fraud allegations for $8M

Investment advisor deVere USA, Inc. has agreed to pay an $8 million civil money penalty and two former officers - Benjamin Alderson and Bradley Hamilton - have been sued over allegations by the U.S. SEC that they defrauded hundreds of clients, most of them U.S.-based British expatriates.

SEC v. Benjamin Alderson et al: Complaint

Complaint in U. S. Securities and Exchange Commission v. Benjamin Alderson and Bradley Hamilton, former CEO and Area Manager, respectively, of deVere USA, Inc. at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

Philippa Okoye v. deVere Group Ltd. et al: Complaint

Complaint in Philippa Okoye, formerly known as Philippa Jayne Burke, v. deVere Group Ltd., deVere USA, Inc., and Benjamin Alderson at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.