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FRT’s 2021 Top 5 Blogs

Earlier this week we published our Top 5 Case Spotlights. We’ve now compiled the five most popular blogs produced by the team here at Financial Recovery Technologies in 2021. We have much more coming your way in 2022 – follow us on LinkedIn and bookmark our blog to stay up-to-date.

#1 Blockchains and Future Litigation Funding

Earlier this month, speaking at a security forum, SEC Chairman Gary Gensler said crypto assets need more regulation given the potential for “fraud, scams, and abuse in certain applications.” The agency has asked Congress for broader powers over, among other things, digital tokens and the platforms on which they trade. The SEC enforcement proceedings and securities class action settlement against re-enforce this need. Given the limited recovery, we hope this matter is not a bellwether for future recovery efforts in this area. Click here to read the full post. 

#2 Using ESG in Litigation Decisions

Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) continues to dominate headlines, and we’re seeing increased investor interest in its application to the shareholder litigation space. Like investment ESG, litigation ESG enhances decision-making at the margin. For investments, the primary concern is a return for risk. For litigation, it’s potential recovery for risk. When choosing among litigation matters competing for limited internal resources, or if fund losses are ‘close’ to pre-set threshold amounts in securities litigation policies, the potential ESG benefits of suit can inform participation activity. This article considers the upcoming matters from an ESG perspective, providing a good starting point for thinking about the inclusion of ESG factors in governance policies and procedures. Click here to read the full post. 

#3 The Next Frontiers for Investor Recoveries: Non-US Passive Recoveries, Commodity Class Actions, and Cayman and Bermuda Appraisals

Passive recovery opportunities for investors have never been greater. Last year, despite the pandemic, securities class actions recovered $4.2B, well within the normal range of $3B to $6B. To date, 20 fully or partially settled antitrust class suits have brought in $7B+, with billions more expected over the next several years. Most institutional investors file these claims and are now asking what’s next. We’re seeing growth in opportunities beyond securities and antitrust. In this blog, we profile three of these forefront areas. Click here to read the full post. 

#4 Crafting an Optimal Shareholder Recovery Effort

Each year FRT helps hundreds of institutional investors participate in non-US securities litigation. As a result, we have a landscape view of how suits in different countries are prosecuted by different organizers. In this blog, we discuss four positive trends we’re seeing and encourage organizers to take advantage of them when structuring future recovery efforts. Click here to read the full post. 

#5 Five Reasons Investors Need a Non-US Opt-In Service

Investors often ask if they need an outside vendor for non-US opt-in service. After all, past settlements like Fortis and the upcoming one with Steinhoff have included investors that did not previously sue or join Foundation efforts against company defendants. So rather than paying someone to help join earlier, isn’t it better and cheaper to wait for later settlements and to file claims yourself? Click here to read the full post. 


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Founded in 2008, Financial Recovery Technologies (FRT) is the leading technology-based services firm that helps the investment community identify eligibility, file claims and collect funds made available in securities and other class action settlements. Offering the most comprehensive range of claim filing and monitoring services available, we provide best-in-class eligibility analysis, disbursement auditing and client reporting, and deliver the highest level of accuracy, accountability and transparency available. For more information, go to

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