Did Voya Financial Advisors, Inc. Cause You Investment Losses?
Voya Financial Advisors, Inc. of Des Moines, Iowa submitted an AWC to FINRA for failing to adequately supervise the sales of variable annuity L-shares. FINRA found that from July 2012 to August 2014, Voya failed to identify red flags in the sale of variable annuity L-shares. Further, FINRA found that Voya failed to provide its registered representatives with adequate training and guidance on suitability considerations for these multi-share class variable annuities. According to FINRA, the L-share annuities are a complex investment product that is only suitable for a narrow class of investors and that Voya allegedly failed to provide its advisors with reasonable guidance to discern this class of investor. FINRA noted that during the relevant time period, Voya approved 1,315 L-share variable annuity contracts with a long-term income rider, an investment which has conflicting time horizons. In 70% of Voya’s 1,315 L-share contracts sold, the customer purchasing it had a long-term investment horizon of over seven years. This fact was a red flag that a different investment with lower fees would be more suitable for the customer. FINRA alleges that Voya failed to identify and investigate these red flags. Without admitting or denying the FINRA findings, Voya Financial was ordered to pay a $2.75 million fine.
Do You Need A Securities Attorney For Variable Annuities Investment Disputes?
Iowa has thousands 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 make unsuitable recommendations and misrepresent and/or mislead investors about the risks of owning variable annuities, their features including surrender fees before investing in Variable Annuities and engage in all kinds of stockbroker misconduct which violates Federal and securities laws and Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) rules and stock brokerage firms policies and procedures.
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