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Ross, Sinclaire & Associated in Cincinnati, Ohio submitted a Letter of Acceptance, Waiver and Consent (AWC) to the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) in which they were censured and fined $200,000 for allegedly failing to disclose information in violation of FINRA Rule 2010 by acting in contravention of Section 17(a)(2) of the Securities Act of 1933 (“Securities Act”).

Since November 1989, Ross, Sinclaire & Associates (Ross Sinclaire) has been a regional broker-dealer that performs municipal underwritings and other services. In April 2014, Ross Sinclaire entered into an agreement as the exclusive placement agent to raise $3.5 million for a film tax credit finance company through a private placement of notes from seven investors. According to the FINRA findings, Ross Sinclaire failed to disclose certain material facts assisting with the preparation and circulation of a Confidential Information Memorandum (“CIM”) for the notes. The findings stated that in addition to the 2% commission Ross Sinclaire would receive, they would also receive a certain percentage of profits on the sale of tax credits. However, Ross Sinclaire allegedly failed to disclose that they would be receiving half of the revenues the Tax Credit Lender anticipated earning from the completion and that one of their registered representatives was Vice President of the issuer. In addition to the FINRA findings, Ross Sinclaire allegedly failed to disclose information regarding a Private Placement Memorandum (“PPM”) for bonds to finance the construction of a community recreation center that would have been important material for investors in deciding whether to invest in the bonds. Continue Reading

Robert James D’Andria of Manasquan, New Jersey submitted a Letter of Acceptance, Waiver and Consent (AWC) to the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) in which he was fined and suspended for unsuitable recommendations in violation of FINRA Rule 2111 and 2010.

In July 2010, Robert James D’Andria joined International Assets Advisory (“IAA”) as a General Securities Representative. According to the FINRA findings, Mr. D’Andria recommended 21 non-traditional exchange traded products (NT-ETPs) to five IAA customers without having a sufficient understanding of the risks and features associated with these products. The FINRA findings stated that the average holding period was 327 days and the customers held them for periods ranging from 30 to 758 days. Due to the extended holding periods, the customers incurred approximately $93,000 in losses. In addition to the findings, IAA agreed to supervision charges and agreed to a fine and order of restitution to be paid to the affected customers in relation to the unsuitable recommendations. Continue Reading

How Do You Recover Your Investment Losses From Those Credit-line Margin Calls?

If you are reading this Blog, UBS Financial Services, Inc. Touchstone Wealth Parnters may have recommended that you take out a variable or fixed line of credit instead of selling securities and withdrawing funds from your account in order to stay invested in what was supposed to be a safe, well-balanced investment portfolio.  The next thing you may have heard in March this year was you needed to deposit cash by 1 pm or your securities were going to be sold at rock-bottom prices. Or maybe you didn’t even receive a margin call and securities were just sold in your account. You might have thought the problem was the composition of your portfolio, but the problem was very probably the leverage created by the credit-lines. Without the leverage, there might not have been any margin calls, and you would have been able to ride out the COVID-19 storm. You are not alone because that is just what other investors have told us about the pitch made to them and their recent experience.

In fact, we represent one such investor who has filed an arbitration claim against UBS Financial Services, Inc. for not only Touchstone Wealth Partner’s alleged unsuitable recommendations, but for their alleged misrepresentations, misleading statements and mismanagement of her accounts. Please go to our website and read about our client’s allegations in our article titled “UBS Financial Services, Inc. Sued For Florida And Ohio Financial Advisor’s Alleged Misconduct Involving A Credit-Line Investment Strategy.”
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How Do You Recover Your “UBS-YES” Investment Losses?

If you are reading this Blog, William Word Huthnance probably recommended that you invest in the UBS Yield Enhanced Strategy (“UBS-YES”) in what was supposed to be a “market neutral” investment strategy. Despite your UBS Financial Services, Inc. (“UBS”) stockbroker’s representations about the UBS-YES managers ability to “manage risk” and “minimize losses” through its “iron condor” option strategy you probably realized substantial losses. You are not alone because that is just what many other UBS-YES investors have told us about the pitch made to them to invest in the UBS-YES program and their recent experience.

In fact, according to FINRA’s BrokerCheck website one investor has filed an arbitration claim against UBS for its own misrepresentations about and/or mismanagement of the program and/or Mr. Huthnance’s UBS-YES investment recommendations.

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Robert Frank Spiegel of Staten Island, New York submitted a Letter of Acceptance, Waiver and Consent (AWC) to the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) in which he was fined and suspended for allegedly engaging in excessive and unsuitable trading in violation of FINRA Rules 2111 and 2010.

From October 2014 through November 2018, Robert Frank Spiegel was registered with First Standard Financial as a General Securities Representative. According to the FINRA findings, Robert Frank Spiegel allegedly engaged in quantitatively unsuitable trading in the account of a 70-year-old customer. The FINRA findings stated that the customer followed Mr. Spiegel’s recommendations, giving him de facto authority over the account and while doing so resulted in a high turnover rate of 34 and an annualized cost-to-equity ratio of 113%. In addition to the FINRA findings, the customer paid $18,047 in commissions and fees to Mr. Spiegel and incurred losses of $77,334. Continue Reading

How Do You Recover Your “UBS-YES” Investment Losses?

If you are reading this Blog, Todd M. Michael Perry probably recommended that you invest in the UBS Yield Enhanced Strategy (“UBS-YES”) in what was supposed to be a “market neutral” investment strategy. Despite your UBS Financial Services, Inc. (“UBS”) stockbroker’s representations about the UBS-YES managers ability to “manage risk” and “minimize losses” through its “iron condor” option strategy you probably realized substantial losses. You are not alone because that is just what many other UBS-YES investors have told us about the pitch made to them to invest in the UBS-YES program and their recent experience.

In fact, according to FINRA’s BrokerCheck website one investor has filed an arbitration claim against UBS for its own misrepresentations about and/or mismanagement of the program and/or Mr. Perry’s UBS-YES investment recommendations.

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How Do You Recover Your “UBS-YES” Investment Losses?

If you are reading this Blog, Roy K. Tonning probably recommended that you invest in the UBS Yield Enhanced Strategy (“UBS-YES”) in what was supposed to be a “market neutral” investment strategy. Despite your UBS Financial Services, Inc. (“UBS”) stockbroker’s representations about the UBS-YES managers ability to “manage risk” and “minimize losses” through its “iron condor” option strategy you probably realized substantial losses. You are not alone because that is just what many other UBS-YES investors have told us about the pitch made to them to invest in the UBS-YES program and their recent experience.

In fact, according to FINRA’s BrokerCheck website one investor has filed an arbitration claim against UBS for its own misrepresentations about and/or mismanagement of the program and/or Mr. Tonning’s UBS-YES investment recommendations. This is in addition to a prior claim for sales practice violations that was settled.

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How Do You Recover Your “UBS-YES” Investment Losses?

If you are reading this Blog, Thomas Joseph Livaccari probably recommended that you invest in the UBS Yield Enhanced Strategy (“UBS-YES”) in what was supposed to be a “market neutral” investment strategy. Despite your UBS Financial Services, Inc. (“UBS”) stockbroker’s representations about the UBS-YES managers ability to “manage risk” and “minimize losses” through its “iron condor” option strategy you probably realized substantial losses. You are not alone because that is just what many other UBS-YES investors have told us about the pitch made to them to invest in the UBS-YES program and their recent experience.

In fact, according to FINRA’s BrokerCheck website one investor has filed an arbitration claim against UBS for its own misrepresentations about and/or mismanagement of the program and/or Mr. Livaccari’s UBS-YES investment recommendations.

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How Do You Recover Your “UBS-YES” Investment Losses?

If you are reading this Blog, Thomas Peter Wallack probably recommended that you invest in the UBS Yield Enhanced Strategy (“UBS-YES”) in what was supposed to be a “market neutral” investment strategy. Despite your UBS Financial Services, Inc. (“UBS”) stockbroker’s representations about the UBS-YES managers ability to “manage risk” and “minimize losses” through its “iron condor” option strategy you probably realized substantial losses. You are not alone because that is just what many other UBS-YES investors have told us about the pitch made to them to invest in the UBS-YES program and their recent experience.

In fact, according to FINRA’s BrokerCheck website one investor has filed an arbitration claim against UBS for its own misrepresentations about and/or mismanagement of the program and/or Mr. Wallack’s UBS-YES investment recommendations.  This is in addition to a prior claim for alleged sales practice violations that was settled.

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How Do You Recover Your “UBS-YES” Investment Losses?

If you are reading this Blog, Timothy Joseph Croak probably recommended that you invest in the UBS Yield Enhanced Strategy (“UBS-YES”) in what was supposed to be a “market neutral” investment strategy. Despite your UBS Financial Services, Inc. (“UBS”) stockbroker’s representations about the UBS-YES managers ability to “manage risk” and “minimize losses” through its “iron condor” option strategy you probably realized substantial losses. You are not alone because that is just what many other UBS-YES investors have told us about the pitch made to them to invest in the UBS-YES program and their recent experience.

In fact, according to FINRA’s BrokerCheck website one investor has filed an arbitration claim against UBS for its own misrepresentations about and/or mismanagement of the program and/or Mr. Croak’s UBS-YES investment recommendations.

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