Did David Miller Cause You Investment Losses?
David Miller of Columbus, Ohio was named in a FINRA complaint that alleged he made negligent misrepresentations and omissions of material fact in connection with customers’ purchases of UITs. FINRA alleged that Mr. Miller recommended 140 UIT purchases totaling over $5.3 million in 129 customer accounts without having a reasonable basis to make the recommendations, in violation of FINRA Rules 2111 and 2010. During the relevant time period, Mr. Miller was registered as a General Securities Representative (GSR) with The Huntington Investment Company (Huntington). The FINRA complaint originated after Huntington filed a Form U5 disclosing that Mr. Miller had “violated industry standards of conduct.” Upon investigation, FINRA found that Mr. Miller engaged in a pattern of recommending unsuitable UITs without having a reasonable basis for the recommendations, causing his customers to lose a total of $1,019,656.83. According to FINRA, Mr. Miller did not “undertake reasonable diligence to ensure he adequately understood the features and risks of the UITs before recommending them.” Mr. Miller allegedly recommended UITs with portfolios consisting of the common stock of closed-end investment companies (known as “closed-end funds” or “CEFs”). UIT prospectuses disclosed that some CEFs invested in below investment-grade securities and speculative junk bonds which subjected them to greater risks. Additionally, FINRA found that Mr. Miller failed to disclose material facts to eight customers in connection with separate UIT purchases resulting in losses totaling $171,464. For violating FINRA Rules 2111 and 2010, Mr. Miller was barred from association with any FINRA member, ordered to pay $799,161.07 in restitution and pay a fine of $15,161.54.
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