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Scott V. Kaup-Former VSR Financial Services Broker-Discloses $1M+ Customer Dispute-Stuart, NE

April 2017-Stuart, NE

The FINRA records of  Scott V. Kaup ,  a  stockbroker who was formerly  employed by  VSR Financial Services  disclose a pending customer dispute involving alternative investments.

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 currently pending FINRA Case 16-01088, a customer of VSR Financial Services alleges damages of between $1,000,000 and $5,000,000 for unsuitable recommendations, violation of common law fraud, breach of fiduciary duty and negligence for account activity between 3/2001-6/2010. The investments at issue are direct investments, &  limited partnership interests in oil and gas and real estate securities.

Kaup was employed by VSR FInancial Services from 10/1989-9/2016. He is currently employed by Summit Brokerage Services and discloses a business affiliation with Kaup’s Financial Advisors, Inc. 

VSR Financial Services was fined $550,000 by the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) in May 2013 in connection with the sale of alternative investments . 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. 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.

 VSR wound down operations at the end of 2016 and transferred most of their brokers and customer accounts to Summit Brokerage ServicesSee this for more information regarding VSR Financial Services.

If you have losses in an account in an account handled by Scott V. Kaup or another broker who was employed by 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.

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Rex Securities Law

TollFree: 877-224-3199

Florida-561 391 1900 

Texas-512-329-2870

James T. Flynn-Former Voya Financial Advisors Broker-Discloses Customer Disputes / Outstanding Liens-Greenville, SC

April 2017-Greenville, SC

The FINRA records of  James T. Flynn ,  a  former Voya Financial Advisors stockbroker  disclose a pending customer dispute, 4 prior final customer disputes, a termination from employment and 3 outstanding judgment/liens.

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 currently pending matter,  a customer of Voya Financial and Brookstone Securities alleges damages in connection with a $575,000 investment in annuities and real estate investment trust (REITs) which they allege were unsuitable.

In February 2017  Flynn was discharged from Voya Financial Advisors who made the following allegation in connection therewith: “The representative provided misleading information to the Firm during a complaint investigation” related to a variable annuity.

Flynn discloses Federal Tax Liens of $256,165 and $18,837.

Jim Flynn is currently registered with IFS Securities. He was registered with Voya Financial Advisors 5/2013-2/2017, Capital Investment Group in Greer, SC, 7/2011-6/2013 and Brookstone Securities 9/2006-7/2011. He discloses a business affiliation with Flynn Insurance Group and Flynn Wealth Management.

If you have questions about an account  handled by James  (Jim) T. Flynn  , contact us to discuss to discuss 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.

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Rex Securities Law

TollFree: 877-224-3199

Florida-561 391 1900 

Texas-512-329-2870

Walter J. Marino-Former Legend Equities Broker-Discloses Regulatory Event and Numerous Customer Disputes

April 2017-

The FINRA records of  Walter J. Marino ,  a  former Legend Equities stockbroker who is currently not registered disclose a pending regulatory matter, 3 pending customer disputes, 9 prior final customer disputes, and 3 terminations 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.

FINRA has filed a complaint against Marino alleging that he recommended unsuitable exchanges of variable annuities to two customers without having reasonable basis for recommending the transactions. Marino earned commissions of about $60,000 on the transactions. One of the customers suffered a surrender charge of over $82,000 by following the recommendation to exchange the annuity.

To evade supervisory scrutiny, Marino lied to his member firm about the source of the funds for the annuity, indicating the source to be a check rather than an exchange, according to FINRA. FINRA case 2015046537501

Marino discloses cash settlements in nine prior customer disputes, with settlement payments ranging as high as $225,000.

In one of the currently pending matters,  a customer of Legend Equities Corp alleges damages of $264,101 for misrepresentation and for charging excessive fees in the customer’s 403B account.

In October 2016 Marino was discharged from Lincoln Investment who alleged that Marino made an unsuitable recommendation to surrender an annuity without knowing the surrender fees that would be incurred.

In July 2015 Marino was discharged from Legend Equities who made the following allegation on his FINRA record: “firm discovered what rep. presented as a non-replacement VA sale was in fact a replacement”.  

In August 2001 Marino voluntarily resigned from Brill Securities after a customer complained that he engaged in unauthorized trading and disregarded the customer’s investment objectives.

Walter J. Marino  was employed by Legend Equities from 7/2002-7/2015. He was with Lincoln Investment 10/2015-10/2016 and then with Benjamin Securities 11//2016-12/2016.

If you have losses in an account in an account handled by Walter J. Marino  , 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

Raymond James to Purchase Scout Investments for $172M-St. Petersburg, FL

April 2017- St. Petersburg, FL

Raymond James announced that they reached a deal with UMB Financial Corp (NASDAQ: UMBF) to purchase Scout Investments and its Reams Asset Management division.

According to Investment News RayJay is paying $172 million for Scout Investments and Reams which will become part of Carillon Tower Advisers, a Raymond James asset management firm.

Scout, which is headquartered in Kansas City, MO.,  was founded in 1982 as a division of UMB.

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

Paul D. Mante-Broker With The GMS Group-Discloses Customer Dispute-Boca Raton, FL

April 2017- Boca Raton, FL

The FINRA records of  Paul D. Mante ,  a  broker with  The GMS Group  disclose  7 prior final customer disputes, 2 of which were resolved with cash settlements.

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 #15-3075, a customer of The GMS Group alleged damages of $750,000 related to an investment in municipal debt which the customer alleged was unsuitable. The case was settled for $350,000.

Paul Mante  has been employed by The GMS Group since 5/2005.

If you have losses in an account in an account handled by Paul Mante , 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

John Fenimore-Former Aegis Capital Broker-Discloses Customer Disputes Alleging Unsuitable Use of Margin-Hauppauge, NY

April 2017- Hauppauge, NY

The FINRA records of  John David Fenimore ,  a  former Aegis Capital stockbroker who is currently not registered disclose a pending customer dispute and a prior customer dispute that has been settled.

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 pending FINRA Case 14-01293 a customer of Aegis Capital Corp alleges damages of $250,000 for breach of contract, unsuitable recommendations, excessive trading and unsuitable use of margin for period of January 2010-April 2014.

In a previous case, FINRA #13-01747, a customer of Aegis Capital alleged damages for recklessly and without due diligence trading speculative securities , stock shorting and excessive use of margin. That case was settled in 5/2014 for $210,000.

 

John Fenimore  was employed by Joseph Stone from 10/2014-5/2015 and with Aegis Capital Corp. 2/2010-7/2014. He is not currently employed as a broker.

If you have losses in an account in an account handled by John Fenimore  , 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

KENT ARGUE – FORMER INVESTORS CAPITAL BROKER- DISCLOSES CUSTOMER DISPUTE SETTLEMENT- TULSA, OK

April 2017- Tulsa, OK

According to publicly available records Kent L. Argue, (CRD#4482886) ,  a  stockbroker who is currently not registered  and was previously registered with Investors Capital Corp. discloses a settled 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 #13-00225 a customer of Investors Capital Corp. alleged damages of $1,447,708 in connection with direct investments, limited partnerships and real estate investments. That case was settled for $257,546.

Argue was employed with Investors Capital from May of 2006 until December of 2012.

INVESTORS CAPITAL CORP. SUBJECT OF 21 REGULATORY MATTERS–CEASES OPERATIONS FALL 2016

Investors Capital Corp. withdrew its registration with FINRA in fall 2016. Investors Capital has been named in 21 regulatory matters and a number of customer arbitrations. For more information on Investors Capital Corp, follow this link. 

If you have questions about an account in an account handled by Kent Argue or have losses in alternative investments purchased from Investors Capital Corp. 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