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RBC Capital Ordered to Pay $723K For Sale of MLPs to Senior Citizen-Tampa, FL

November 2017-Tampa, FL

A FINRA arbitration panel comprised by an all public panel of three arbitrators, ordered RBC Capital Markets and broker Bruce Cameron of Norwell, Massachusetts,  to pay a former client, an elderly lady, $723,000 for losses suffered in an over concentration of oil and gas master limited partnerships (MLPs), which included:

  • Breitburn Energy Partners
  • Enable Midstream Partners
  • Enterprise Products
  • Ferrellgas Partners
  • Gramercy Property Trust, 
  • JP Energy Energy Partners
  • Mid Con Energy Partners
  • Southcross Energy Partners
  • Summit Midstream Partners
  • Tallgrass Energy Partners
  • CrossAmerica Partners
  • Enlink Midstream Partners

The panel found RBC and Cameron liable on the claims of negligence, negligent supervision and breach of fiduciary duty. FINRA Case #17-0305, Nourie, et al v RBC Capital Markets

The Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) is the agency that licenses and regulates stockbrokers and brokerage firms. When a customer seeks to recover damages for losses incurred in a stock brokerage account, cases are typically filed as arbitrations with FINRA dispute resolution. Arbitration is generally must quicker and more efficient than court litigation. Cases are often resolved in 12 months or so.

Brokers have a duty to make suitable recommendations to customers, taking into account their age, health, net worth and risk tolerance.

If you have losses in your account that you believe are the result of the negligence or improper advice of a broker, call to learn about how you may be able to recover damages through FINRA arbitration.

The Law Office of Robert H. Rex, P.C.  , 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

TollFree: 877-224-3199

Florida-561 391 1900 

Texas-512-329-2870

John S. Simpson – Former RBC Capital Markets Broker-Discloses $11M Customer Suit- Hunt Valley, MD

June 2017- Hunt Valley, MD

According to publicly available records John Scott Simpson  (CRD#719367) ,  a  former stockbroker who was last employed by  RBC Capital Markets,   discloses one regulatory event, a currently pending customer dispute, five prior customer disputes and two 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.

In 12/2016 to resolve allegations that Simpson refused to appear for on the record testimony in connection with FINRA’s investigation of the conduct giving rise to his discharge from RBC Capital Markets, Simpson was permanently barred from the securities industry.

In   2016 four customers of  RBC Capital Markets settled customer complaints against Simpson citing allegations of unsuitability, unauthorized trading, not monitoring accounts, over concentration in the oil sector,  and ignoring requests to reduce exposure to the oil and gas sector in portfolio. Those cases were settled for various cash amounts.

In currently pending FINRA case 16-02205 a customer of RBC Capital Markets alleges that his portfolio was concentrated in the energy and metals sectors and was unsuitable for people of that age and risk tolerance.   The alleged damages are $11,000,000.

In 1/2016, Simpson  was discharged from RBC Capital Markets who made the following allegation on his FINRA record: “violation of firm policy regarding use of discretion in clients accounts“.

In 2003 Simpson, employed by UBS PaineWebber,  was discharged after allegations of “unauthorized trading, violation of the firm’s solicitation policy and management’s loss of confidence“.

John Scott Simpson was employed by RBC Capital Markets from 3/2009 to2/2016, with Ferris, Baker, Watts 5/2003 – 3/2009 and PaineWebber 11/1980 until 5/2003.

If you have losses  in an account handled by John Simpson 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

Gerald Maisner-RBC Capital Markets Broker-Discloses Pending Customer Dispute Over Energy Bonds

April 2017- Westport, CT

The FINRA records of  Irwin Gerald Maisner ,  a  stockbroker who is currently employed by RBC Capital Markets and, until recently,  was  employed by  Janney Montgomery Scott  disclose 2 prior final customer disputes and 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 pending FINRA arbitration #16-2978, a customer of Janney Montgomery Scott and RBC Capital Markets alleges damages of $250,000 for an unsuitable recommendations in energy bonds.

Gerald Maisner  was employed by Janney Montgomery Scott from 2002-2014. Maisner has been employed by RBC Capital Markets since 12/2014.

If you have losses in an account in an account handled by Gerald  Maisner  , 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 Simpson-Former RBC Capital Markets Broker-Discloses $11M Customer Suit

December 2016-Hunt Valley, MD

The FINRA records of  John Scott Simpson,  a  stockbroker who formerly worked for RBC Capital Markets, was permanently barred from acting as a broker or otherwise associating with firms that sell securities to the public.

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.

Simpson’s FINRA record discloses a pending customer dispute which seeks damages of $11 million for unsuitable energy and metals sector losses and 5 prior customer disputes as well as two terminations from employment.

Simpson consented to the FINRA sanction barring him from the industry and to the entry of findings that he refused to appear for on the record testimony as requested by FINRA in connection with an investigation regarding the use of discretion in client accounts.

 

Simpson was employed by RBC Capital Markets from 2009-2016. Prior to that he was employed by Ferris, Baker, Watts.

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

Dennis H. Cambal-Former JHS Capital Broker-Discloses Regulatory Action & Customer Disputes

August 2016- Yarmouth, MA

The FINRA records of Dennis H. Cambal ,  a  stock broker who is currently  employed by NBC Securities  disclose a prior regulatory event and 9 prior customer disputes.

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.

Massachusetts Regulators Place Cambal on Heightened Supervision.

In 9/2015, upon reviewing Cambal’s  request for registration (Case# R-2015-114), Massachusetts securities regulators noted that Cambal has been the subject of at least 9 customer complaints alleging inter alia:

  • making excessive trades
  • failing to follow customer instructions
  • making unsuitable investment recommendations
  • effecting unauthorized trades while registered with several broker-dealers since 1983

Massachusetts regulators determined that it is in the public interest to allow Cambal’s applications for registration as a broker-dealer agent of NBC Securities, Inc. in Massachusetts upon certain conditions, which shall be effective for five years. Those conditions include:

  • Cambal shall be supervised, on a heightened basis by NBC
  • NBC shall not permit Cambal to have any principal, supervisory, or managerial duties while associated with NBC
  • NBC shall not permit Cambal to possess or exercise discretion in the handling of Massachusetts customer accounts
  • NBC shall ensure that Cambal’s Massachusetts customer are satisfied with Cambal’s services

Cambal has been employed by  NBC Securities  since 8/2015. Prior to that he was employed by JHS Capital Advisors from 10/2011-8/2015 and prior to that with RBC Capital Markets 8/2005-10/2011.

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

Michael J. Hebner-Former Wunderlich Securities Broker-Discloses Pending Customer Dispute-Flint, MI

Flint, Michigan

According to FINRA records,  Michael J. Hebner,  a stockbroker  who currently works for IFS Securities ,  discloses  a pending customer dispute,  four prior final customer disputes and a termination.

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 a currently pending FINRA Case #16-03555 a customer Hebner’s while he was employed by  RBC Capital Markets and Wunderlich Securities alleges damages of $429,000 for unsuitable recommendations in oil and gas investments between 2010-2014.

Hebner discloses that in January 2015 he was discharged from Wunderlich Securities for failure to follow firm procedures regarding the approval and retention of correspondence.

Hebner  has been employed by IFS Securities  since 2/2015. He was employed by Wunderlich Securities from 10/2010 and prior to that by RBC Capital Markets.

If you have questions about an account handled  by Michael J. Hebner , call for a no charge consultation.

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

Ralph E. Derose-Wunderlich Securities Broker-Order to Pay $1M For Energy Stock Losses-Cleveland, OH

Beachwood, Ohio

MAY 2017 UPDATE-In 4/2017 a FINRA arbitration panel in Cleveland, OH, awarded a couple over $1 million in FINRA Case #16-0575, Holmes v Wunderlich Securities and Ralph DeRose. Claimants had alleged that DeRose failed to sell holdings in their accounts at their request and over-concentrated their accounts in energy holdings.

ORIGINAL POST 6/2016

According to FINRA records,  Ralph E. Derose,  a stockbroker  who works for Wunderlich Securities ,  discloses  a pending customer dispute, two prior final customer disputes and a prior final regulatory event.

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 16-0575, a customer alleges damages of $3,000,000 for poor performance and that Derose did not follow instructions regarding liquidation of securities during the 10/2010-9/2015 time period. 4/2017-FINRA PANEL AWARDED $1M +, SEE UPDATE ABOVE.

Derose has been employed by Wunderlich since 10/2010. Prior to that he was with RBC Capital Markets.

If you have questions about an account handled  by Ralph E. Derose , call for a no charge consultation.

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