Did Jeffrey Fladell Cause You Investment Losses?
Jeffrey Fladell of Boca Raton, Florida submitted a Letter of Acceptance, Waiver and Consent to the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority in which he was fined $5,000 and suspended from association with any FINRA member in all capacities for a period of three months. The sanctions were based on findings that he allegedly made unsuitable recommendations which resulted in overconcentration in high-yield municipal bonds in violation of MSRB Rule G-19. The suspension was in effect from April 5, 2021, through July 4, 2021.
In October 2009, Jeffrey Fladell joined RBC Capital Markets LLC while registered as a General securities Representative and as a General Securities Principal. According to FINRA’s findings, Fladell repeatedly recommended that a customer over 100 years old, invest in bonds using both of her trust accounts that had an investment objective with low risk tolerance. The findings state that 86 percent of one trust account and 100 percent of the other consisted of risky high-yield municipal bonds within a year period due to the unsuitable recommendations. Although Jeffrey Fladell is not currently registered or associated with a FINRA member firm, he remains subject to FINRA’s jurisdiction.
MSRB Rule G-19 requires that a broker, dealer or municipal securities dealer “have a reasonable basis to believe that a recommended transaction or investment strategy involving a municipal security or municipal securities is suitable for the customer, based on the information obtained through the reasonable diligence of the broker, dealer or municipal securities dealer to ascertain the customer’s investment profile. A customer’s investment profile includes, but is not limited to, the customer’s age, other investments, financial situation and needs, tax status, investment objectives, investment experience, investment time horizon, liquidity needs, risk tolerance, and any other information the customer may disclose to the broker, dealer or municipal securities dealer in connection with such recommendation.”
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Are you a Florida investor who has suffered significant losses in your stock brokerage and investment accounts? Did they recommend unsuitable securities transactions or strategies? 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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