JANUARY 2018-Stephenville, TX
According to publicly available records Tom “Gil” Parks, Jr. , (CRD#1558909) , a stockbroker who is not currently registered and who last was employed by Ameriprise Financial Services discloses 7 pending customer disputes, 19 prior final customer disputes and a 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.
The pending customer disputes include:
- FINRA arbitration 17-2542 filed in 9/2017 in which a customer of Ameriprise seeks damages of $101,000 and alleges they were sold unsuitable real estate investment trusts (REITs), master limited partnerships (MLPs) and mutual funds.
- FINRA arbitration 17-1532-an Ameriprise customer seeks damages of $78,000 and alleges unsuitable investments in oil and gas master limited partnerships (MLPs).
- FINRA arbitration 17-0563 in which an Ameriprise customer alleges damages of $113,486 for unsuitable investments, including investments in annuities
- FINRA arbitration 17-0026 in which an Ameriprise customer alleges damages of $335,000 for unsuitable investments in mutual funds and oil & gas master limited partnerships
- FINRA arbitration 16-03649 in which an Ameriprise customer alleges damages of $180,000 for unsuitable investments in oil & gas master limited partnerships
- Two cases are pending in Texas District Court in Tarrant County. Each case seeks damages in excess of $1 million.
Prior final customer disputes that have been resolved by cash settlements include:
- FINRA Case 16-1486- an Ameriprise client sought damages of $400,000 alleging that Parks placed her in various unsuitable investments including non-publicly traded real estate investment trusts (REITs), oil and gas master limited partnerships (MLPs) and in an equity mutual fund using margin borrowing. In April 2017 that case was settled for $180,000.
- FINRA Case 16-03529 in which an Ameriprise customer alleged damages of $95,000 for unsuitable investments in oil & gas master limited partnerships, and a RiverSource variable universal life policy. That case was settled for $50,000.
- FINRA Case 16-01069 in which an Ameriprise customer alleged damages of $244,000 for unsuitable investments in equities, funds and oil & gas master limited partnerships. That case was settled for $175,000.
- FINRA Case 16-0653 in which an Ameriprise customer alleged damages of $148,000 for unsuitable investments in an annuity, an exchange traded fund (ETF) mutual funds and oil & gas master limited partnerships. That case was settled for $70,000.
Tom “Gil” Parks was employed by Ameriprise Financial Services from 12/1993-4/2016. In 4/2016 Parks was ‘permitted to resign’ from Ameriprise who made the following allegation on his FINRA record: “Registered representative resigned while on heightened supervision for violations of company policy related to suitability, client disclosure and outgoing correspondence.”
If you have losses in an account handled by Tom “Gil” Parks, Jr. you may be able to recover damages from his former employer through FINRA arbitration.
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