Rhode Island Attorney Who Sues Stockbrokers Who Made Unsuitable Investment Recommendations
Rhode Island has scores of stock brokerage firms and investment advisory offices. With so many stock brokerage firms and investment advisory offices, comes the potential for their stockbrokers, financial advisors, and other representatives to recommend unsuitable securities investments in light of the customers stated investment objectives, risk tolerance, financial condition, time horizon and other important factors and to engage in many other kinds of stockbroker fraud and stockbroker misconduct which violates Federal and Rhode Island securities laws and Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) rules and stock brokerage firms policies and procedures.
For example, Peter Orlando, a Barrington, Rhode Island-based registered representative formerly employed with MetLife Securities, Inc. n/k/a MML Investors Services LLC, was named a Respondent in a Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) complaint claiming that he failed to disclose that an elderly customer had named him as account beneficiary of the customer’s will and bank account. FINRA’s findings stated that Peter Orlando utilized his position of trust with his client, an 81-year-old widow, to obtain durable power of attorney, health power of attorney, designation as the executor and primary beneficiary of the customer’s will, and beneficiary of the customer’s bank account. Mr. Orlando did not disclose these arrangements to his member firm, which bars its representatives from serving in a fiduciary capacity or being designated as an account beneficiary for anyone other than family members.
According to FINRA, Mr. Orlando made an unsuitable recommendation to the above-referenced customer when he advised the client to surrender a variable annuity resulting in surrender fees and charges of almost $4,000. FINRA’s complaint alleged that Mr. Orlando stated his client needed to surrender the variable annuity so he could assist her with personal financial matters. FINRA’s findings alleged violations of FINRA Rule 2010, for unethical conduct, and violation of FINRA Rules 2111 and 2010 for the alleged unsuitable recommendation.Experienced Unsuitable Investment Lawyers Who Handle FINRA Arbitrations Throughout Rhode Island and Nationwide
Are you a Rhode Island investor who has suffered significant losses in your stock brokerage and investment accounts? Did they recommend unsuitable securities transactions or strategies? Broker-Dealer attorneys always argue to the arbitration panel the securities transactions (buy, sell or hold) and/or strategies to engage in short selling, trade on margin, use securities based lending and complex option or futures trading strategies were suitable for the customer. They routinely misrepresent the customers’ investment objectives, risk tolerance and financial condition on account documents. Suitability claims can be based upon the stockbroker or investment advisor’s fiduciary duty, duty to use reasonable care, or FINRA Rule 2111. If you believe that your stockbroker or investment advisor made unsuitable recommendations, you need a skilled securities arbitration attorney who knows all the investments, investment strategies and stockbroker tricks of the trade.
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The Law Offices of Robert Wayne Pearce, P.A. are highly experienced lawyers who successfully handle unsuitable investment claims and other investment disputes in FINRA arbitration proceedings, and who work tirelessly to secure the best possible result for you and your case. For dedicated representation by an attorney with over 40 years of experience and success in all kinds of securities law and investment disputes in FINRA arbitrations serving Rhode Island citizens, contact the firm by phone at 561-338-0037, toll free at 800-732-2889 or via e-mail.