Cabot Lodge Securities GSP Howard Davis Suspended for Unsuitable Trade Recommendations

Howard Davis, of Calabasas, California, submitted a Letter of Acceptance, Waiver, and Consent (AWC) to the Department of Enforcement of the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) for allegedly making unsuitable trade recommendations. The FINRA investigation found that while Davis was a General Securities Principal (GSP) for Cabot Lodge Securities, he recommended the purchase of non-traditional exchange-traded products (NT-ETPs) without having appropriate knowledge of the dangers of these recommendations. FINRA alleged that this conduct displayed a failure of supervision and adherence to FINRA Conduct Rules 3110 and 2010. Without admitting or denying the FINRA allegations Davis agreed to the sanctions and was suspended from association with any FINRA member for two months and fined $10,000.

Stockbrokers have been known to engage in many practices that may violate industry and firm rules, practices, and procedures.  To protect investors from stockbroker misconduct, FINRA rules require brokerage firms to establish and implement a supervisory system.  The implementation of these industry rules requires supervisors to monitor their employees to ensure compliance with federal and state securities laws, securities industry rules and regulations, and the brokerage firm’s policies and procedures.  If broker-dealers and/or their supervisors fail to establish and implement these protective measures, they may be liable to investors for damages that flow from the broker’s misconduct. Therefore, investors who have suffered losses stemming from unsuitable recommendations and/or other misconduct by their broker can file claims to recover damages against broker-dealers, like Cabot Lodge Securities, which should consistently oversee its brokers’ activities to prevent the above-described misconduct.

Have you suffered losses in your Cabot Lodge Securities account due to unsuitable recommendations and/or failure to supervise by your broker?  Was Howard Davis your stockbroker?  If so, call Robert Pearce at the Law Offices of Robert Wayne Pearce, P.A. for a free consultation.  Mr. Pearce is accepting clients with valid claims against Cabot Lodge Securities stockbrokers who may have engaged in broker misconduct and caused investors’ losses.

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