Category Archives: First Allied Securities

Kelly G. Richards-First Allied Securities Broker-Discloses Customer Dispute-Phoenix, AZ

September 2017-

The FINRA records of  Kelly Gene Richards , (CRD 4918409),   a  stockbroker who is currently  employed by  First Allied Securities, disclose a  currently pending customer dispute and a prior termination from employment.

The Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) is the agency that licenses and regulates stockbrokers and brokerage firms. FINRA requires brokers and brokerage firms to report customer complaints and disputes as well as regulatory sanctions. In addition brokers are required to disclose certain financial matters such as personal bankruptcies, judgments and liens.

In FINRA case #16-01743 a customer of Capital Investment Group seeks damages of $650,000  and alleges misrepresentation, fraud, negligent supervision and breach of fiduciary duty in connection with membership units in certain investments promoted by Richards & Graham.

In 8/2010 Richards was discharged from JPM Chase Bank who made the following allegation on his FINRA record: “Terminated by affiliate bank. Non securities related. Overall job performance including violating bank related procedures”. 

Richards has been registered with First Allied Securities since 4/2015. His prior employment includes Raymond JamesCapital Investment Group and Chase Investment Services. Richards discloses a business affiliation with RG Capital of Phoenix, AZ .

If you have questions about an account handled by Kelly G. Richards, call to learn about your options.

Rex Securities Law , with offices in Boca Raton, FL,  and  Austin, TX,   provides representation to  investors  nationwide who are seeking recovery of investment losses due to the negligence or fraud of stockbrokers and broker dealers. If you have questions about how your account has been handled, call to speak with an experienced securities attorney.

Most cases handled on a contingent fee basis meaning that you do not pay legal fees unless we are successful.

Nationwide Representation

Rex Securities Law

TollFree: 877-224-3199

Florida-561 391 1900 

 

Kelly G. Richards-FIrst Allied Securities Broker-Discloses Pending Customer Dispute-Phoenix, AZ

April 2017-Phoenix, AZ

The FINRA records of  Kelly Gene Richards ,  a  stockbroker who is currently  employed by  First Allied Securities, disclose a  currently pending customer dispute and a prior termination from employment.

The Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) is the agency that licenses and regulates stockbrokers and brokerage firms. FINRA requires brokers and brokerage firms to report customer complaints and disputes as well as regulatory sanctions. In addition brokers are required to disclose certain financial matters such as personal bankruptcies, judgments and liens.

In FINRA case #16-01743 a customer of Capital Investment Group seeks damages of $650,000  misrepresentation in connection with membership units in certain investments promoted by Richards.

Richards has been registered with First Allied Securities since 4/2015. His prior employment includes Raymond JamesCapital Investment Group and Chase Investment Services. Richards discloses a business affiliation with RG Capital .

If you have questions about an account handled by Kelly G. Richards, call to learn about your options.

Rex Securities Law , with offices in Boca Raton, FL,  and  Austin, TX,   provides representation to  investors  nationwide who are seeking recovery of investment losses due to the negligence or fraud of stockbrokers and broker dealers. If you have questions about how your account has been handled, call to speak with an experienced securities attorney.

Most cases handled on a contingent fee basis meaning that you do not pay legal fees unless we are successful.

Nationwide Representation

Rex Securities Law

TollFree: 877-224-3199

Florida-561 391 1900 

Texas-512-329-2870

Robert S. Graham-Former Capital Investment Group Broker-Named in Customer Arbitration-Scottsdale, AZ

April 2017-Scottsdale, AZ

The FINRA records of  Robert S. Graham ,  a  stockbroker who is currently unregistered and who last was employed by  First Allied Securities, disclose a  currently pending customer dispute.

The Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) is the agency that licenses and regulates stockbrokers and brokerage firms. FINRA requires brokers and brokerage firms to report customer complaints and disputes as well as regulatory sanctions. In addition brokers are required to disclose certain financial matters such as personal bankruptcies, judgments and liens.

In FINRA case #16-01743 a customer of Capital Investment Group alleges damages of $650,000 for breach of fiduciary duty, fraud and misrepresentation in connection with membership units in certain investments promoted by Graham.

Graham was registered with First Allied Securities from 6/2014-1/2015. His prior employment includes Capital Investment Group and Sagepoint Financial. Graham discloses a business affiliation with RG Capital Investment Advisory Services.

If you have questions about an account handled by Robert S. Graham, call to learn about your options.

Rex Securities Law , with offices in Boca Raton, FL,  and  Austin, TX,   provides representation to  investors  nationwide who are seeking recovery of investment losses due to the negligence or fraud of stockbrokers and broker dealers. If you have questions about how your account has been handled, call to speak with an experienced securities attorney.

Most cases handled on a contingent fee basis meaning that you do not pay legal fees unless we are successful.

Nationwide Representation

Rex Securities Law

TollFree: 877-224-3199

Florida-561 391 1900 

Texas-512-329-2870

Andrew Scheirer-Kovack Securities Broker-Discloses Customer Disputes-Sanford, FL

January 2017-Sanford, FL

According to publicly available records Andrew R. Scheirer, II (CRD# 4256666) ,  a  stockbroker currently employed by Kovack Securities  discloses two  prior finalized customer disputes and a separation from employment after allegations.

The Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) is the agency that licenses and regulates stockbrokers and brokerage firms. FINRA requires brokers and brokerage firms to report customer complaints and disputes as well as regulatory sanctions. In addition brokers are required to disclose certain financial matters such as personal bankruptcies, judgments and liens.

A customer of Scheirer’s prior employer, First Allied Securities, filed FINRA Case 16-0772, alleging damages of $200,000 for recommending various unsuitable private equity products which the customer alleged were unsuitable investments. That case was settled for $30,000.

IN FINRA Case 14-0006 a customer of First Allied Securities alleged damages of $2,700,000 for common law fraud, negligent misrepresentation and other claims related to the investment in private equities. That case was settled for $650,000.

In 12/2014, Scheirer was ‘permitted to resign’ from First Allied Securities who made the following allegations in connection with the termination:“Investment adviser representative did not follow firm procedures in connection with a customer initiated arbitration proceeding.”

Scheirer has been registered with Kovack Securities since December 2014.  He was previously registered with First Allied Securities from 10/2007-12/2014. 

If you have questions about an account in an account handled by Andrew R. Scheirer, II, contact us to discuss your legal options.

Rex Securities Law , with offices in Boca Raton, FL,  and  Austin, TX,   provides representation to  investors  nationwide who are seeking recovery of investment losses due to the negligence or fraud of stockbrokers and broker dealers. If you have questions about how your account has been handled, call to speak with an experienced securities attorney.

Most cases handled on a contingent fee basis meaning that you do not pay legal fees unless we are successful.

Nationwide Representation

Rex Securities Law

TollFree: 877-224-3199

Florida-561 391 1900 

Texas-512-329-2870

VSR Financial-Overland Park, KS, Brokerage Firm- Shutting Down Operations

November 3, 2016-Overland Park, KS

The Kansas City Star reports that VSR Financial, which has been in business since 1984, it shutting down and moving its brokers and customers to other related firms in the Cetera Financial Group.

VSR Financial had about 215 brokers in 58 branches nationwide.

VSR has had several significant regulatory issues to deal with in the recent years:

Alternative Investment Issue

In May 2013, VSR Financial Services was fined $550,000 by the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA)  in connection with the sale of alternative investments similar to United Development Funding. In their findings, FINRA criticised VSR Financial for recommending high concentration levels of alternative investments in customer accounts and for its lack of supervision over the use of consolidated reports prepared by brokers and provided to customers.

Alternative investments include non publicly traded real estate investment trusts (REITS) , hedge funds, real estate, commodities and derivatives contracts and, managed futures. It may also include art, wine, antiques, coins or stamps. These investments tend to be complex, illiquid, nontransparent, hard to value and expensive. Many of the alternative investments sold over recent years are not traded on any public market making them difficult to value and even more difficult to liquidate if cash is needed.

For more information related to VSR Financial’s alternative investment issues, follow this link. 

Variable Annuity Sales Issue

In October 2016, VSR Financial was censured and fined $400,000 for various supervisory issues related to the sale of variable annuities to customers. Related entities Cetera Advisor Networks, Cetera Financial Specialists, First Allied Securities and Summit Brokerage Services were also sanctioned by FINRA for supervisory failures related to the sales of variable annuities.

Follow this link to 10/2016 VSR Financial FINRA Sanction for Variable Annuity Sales Violations

If you have losses in an account in an account at  VSR Financial Services , contact us to discuss how you may be able to recover damages for those losses.

Rex Securities Law , with offices in Boca Raton, FL,  and  Austin, TX,   provides representation to  investors  nationwide who are seeking recovery of investment losses due to the negligence or fraud of stockbrokers and broker dealers. If you have questions about how your account has been handled, call to speak with an experienced securities attorney.

Most cases handled on a contingent fee basis meaning that you do not pay legal fees unless we are successful.

Nationwide Representation

Rex Securities Law

TollFree: 877-224-3199

Florida-561 391 1900 

Texas-512-329-2870

William Fox-First Allied Securities Broker-Discloses Pending Customer Dispute-Austin, TX

October 2016-Austin, Texas

The FINRA records of  William F. Fox,  a  stockbroker who is currently employed by  First Allied Securities  disclose 1 prior customer dispute that is final and one currently pending customer dispute.

The Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) is the agency that licenses and regulates stockbrokers and brokerage firms. FINRA requires brokers and brokerage firms to report customer complaints and disputes as well as regulatory sanctions. In addition brokers are required to disclose certain financial matters such as personal bankruptcies, judgments and liens.

In the currently pending matter, FINRA Case 16-0312, a customer of Fox while he was employed by New England Securities alleges damages in excess of $100,000 in connection with the recommendation to invest in  private placement real estate investment trusts (REIT) that the customer alleges was not appropriate.

Fox has been registered with First Allied Securities  since 11/2014. Prior to that Fox was registered with New England Securities .

If you have losses in an account in an account handled by Wiliam F. Fox , contact us to discuss how you may be able to recover damages for those losses.

Rex Securities Law , with offices in Boca Raton, FL,  and  Austin, TX,   provides representation to  investors  nationwide who are seeking recovery of investment losses due to the negligence or fraud of stockbrokers and broker dealers. If you have questions about how your account has been handled, call to speak with an experienced securities attorney.

Most cases handled on a contingent fee basis meaning that you do not pay legal fees unless we are successful.

Nationwide Representation

Rex Securities Law

TollFree: 877-224-3199

Florida-561 391 1900 

Texas-512-329-2870