When the IRR return becomes a liability risk for the distributor

The IRR yield is based on an unrealistic calculation method. Bank advisors who do not inform their clients about this risk not only claims for damages. In the worst case, a reversal may occur. A guest article by Dr. Johannes Fiala and Edmund Ranosch. In a recent judgement of the LG Munich II (Az.: 9B […]

Return knowledge for lawyers

Among lawyers, the old adage still applies: “iudex non calculat”. But a few days ago, an article1 appeared in the business section of the FAZ, which, due to the headline, did not reveal the explosive nature of the author’s comments on the subject of yields. In everyday life we often use terms about whose meaning […]

IRR return method: reinvestment premise and liability risks

Investment advice for closed-end funds using the IRR return method as the key return indicator.   I. IRR advice by the bank and triggering liability reasons In one of the most recent judgements of the LG Munich, a bank was sentenced to pay damages because a bank director had, among other things, used the IRR […]

Lawyer for banking law in Munich

Banking law: errors in advice, credit traps and more As a lawyer for banking law, I know that a bank has been part of our daily life since our earliest childhood. Just remember your first savings book, which you probably got at primary school from the nice savings bank advisor next door. We withdraw money, […]

Investment fraud in the billions according to § 264 StGB

The Stuttgart public prosecutor’s office, white-collar crime division, evaluates the deception of investors by misleading yield information according to the internal rate of return method, also known as IRR yield, as an objective fact of investment fraud according to § 264 a StGB. The opinion was first published in February 2005. More and more investors […]

Liability for real estate loans and equity financing with life insurance – banks, insurance companies and brokers are responsible for repayment

Life insurance policies for the repayment of construction loans The combination of several financial products (e.g. building loan and life insurance, real estate loan and building society contract) promises the investor additional income through possible interest rate differences or tax savings, and at the same time additional commission for the agent. However, it is not […]

Yield methods and rating liability II

Or rating liability when applying the capital commitment method? In our analysis of the internal rate of return (IRR) method, we found that the central IRR rate is determined using the discounting method. Here, one looks for the interest rate that makes the balance of the discounted return flows (usually the return flows are positive) […]

Yield methods and rating liability I

Returns are of central importance in the professional life of a banker. Other financial service providers, such as pension funds, financial and investment advisors and credit intermediaries are also affected. The circle of affected professions also includes the rating agency and many a tax consultant/auditor (StB/WP) who is active in connection with Basel II. Often […]

Federal Court of Justice: advisors are personally liable for immoral damage to investors

– Misrepresentation of risk and return by bankers, underwriters and training managers -.     False promises and greed for commissions lead to personal liability The German Federal Supreme Court (BGH) has ruled on 19.02.2008 (Ref. XI ZR 170/07) that an investment advisor had intentionally caused immoral damage, § 826 BGB: The advisor had recommended […]