Category Archives: Merrill Lynch

John Loughran-UBS Financial Broker-Discloses $500K Pending Customer Dispute-NYC

April 2021- New York, NY

According to publicly available records,   UBS Financial Services financial advisor John Loughran,  discloses a pending customer dispute and a prior 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 June of 2019, a customer of UBS filed FINRA case #19-01302- alleging unsuitability and misrepresentation regarding an options overlay strategy investment the unsuitability of  a recommendation to hold the strategy.   The alleged damages are $500,000.

Loughran  has been employed with UBS Financial Services, Inc. since July of 2017.   Before that time he was employed with Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner & Smith.  

If you have losses in an account handled by John Loughran, call to learn how you may be able to recover damages through FINRA arbitration.

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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Jason Poff-Allstate Financial Services-Discloses Customer Complaint & Regulatory Event-Houston, TX

April 2021- Houston, TX

According to his FINRA record  Jason H. Poff , a financial advisor employed by Allstate Financial Services  discloses a pending regulatory investigation and a prior 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 12/2020 FINRA initiated an investigation into an alleged outside business activity operated by Poff while he was employed by LPL Financial. According to the regulatory complaint Poff drafted consulting contracts between this outside business and his FINRA firm. The entity was to offer loans and process cashier’s checks . It is alleged that Poff falsely attested to his FINRA member firm that he was not involved in any outside business activities.

In 2009, a customer of Poff’s then employer, Chase Investment Services was paid about $38,000 to resolve allegations that Poff failed to follow instructions relating to a variable universal life insurance policy.

Prior to working for Allstate Financial, Poff was employed by LPL Financial, Merrill Lynch and Chase Investment Services. Poff discloses a business affiliation with Ursus Financial Group located in Houston, TX.

If you have questions about  an account handled by Jason Poff call for a no charge consultation with an experienced securities attorney.

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

Beliveau Bays-Former LPL Financial Stockbroker-Discloses Customer Complaints-Plano, TX

April 2021- Plano, TX

According to his FINRA record  Beliveau Bays, a financial advisor previously employed by LPL Financial and Woodbury Financial Services discloses 2 pending and 2 prior customer disputes and 2 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.

While employed by Woodbury Financial Services two customers complained that Bays had recommended unsuitable purchases of real estate investments. Both of those claims were denied and it appears from the public record that the customers did not proceed with the filing of arbitration.

There are two currently pending customer disputes, both of which allege that Bays affixed the customer’s signature to account documents. No specific damages are alleged.

In 2/2021 Beliveau Bays was discharged by LPL Financial. LPL alleged that Bays provided misrepresentations to the firm in response to inquiries surrounding Bays submission of key person life insurance applications.

Earlier in his career Bays was discharged by Merrill Lynch in 3/2016 who alleged that Bays traded in customer accounts without the customer’s authority.

If you have questions about  an account handled by Beliveau Bays of Bays Capital Management call for a no charge consultation with an experienced securities attorney.

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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TollFree: 877-224-3199

Florida-561 391 1900 

Texas-512-329-2870

Jeffrey Slothower-Former Private Client Services Broker-Discloses Regulatory Event and a Settled Customer Dispute-New York, NY

November 2020- New York, NY

According to publicly available records, former Private Client Services financial advisor Jeffrey Slothower,  was suspended  from the securities industry by FINRA.

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 November 2017, FINRA case #2016049080901  was filed against Slothower. Without admitting or denying the findings, Slothower consented to sanctions and to the entry of findings  that a customer of his former member firm lost money from options trading in his brokerage account while Slothower was his broker of record.   The findings stated that while associated with his next member firm, Slothower wired $355,000 to the customer’s bank account to offset the customer’s trading losses.     At the time of the wire, the customer was not a customer of Slothower.    He did not obtain prior written authorization from the prior firm, his firm or the customer.    Nor had Slothower or his employing member firms financially contributed to the customer’s brokerage account prior to the wire.   Thus, Slothower improperly shared in the customer’s losses.    Sanctions ordered were a 15 day suspension beginning 11/20/2017 and a $5,000 fine.

In  FINRA case #18-02341 a Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner & Smith customer alleged unauthorized trading, theft, forgery, unsuitable investment recommendations and misrepresentation from August 2012 until December 2015.   That  case settled for $35,000.

Slothower was been employed by Private Client Services since 1/2016-6/2016.  He is not currently registered with any broker dealer.  Earlier in his career he was with Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner & Smith, Northwester Mutual Investment Services, Assent,  and Goldman Sachs.  

If you have losses in an account handled by Jeffrey Slothower, call to learn how you may be able to recover damages through FINRA arbitration.

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

Charles Teixeira-UBS Financial Broker-Discloses Settled Customer Disputes and Pending Customer Disputes-New York, NY

November 2020- New York, NY

According to publicly available records,    UBS Financial Services, Inc.  financial advisor Charles S. Teixeira,  discloses 2 settled customer disputes and two pending 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.

In August of 2019, FINRA case #19-02009 alleged unsuitability, misrepresentation with respect to recommendations to invest in and hold an options overlay strategy.   The alleged damages are $800,000 and the case is still pending.

In July of 2019, FINRA case #19-01633 also alleged unsuitability, misrepresentation with respect to recommendations to invest in and hold an options overlay strategy.     The alleged damages are $770,000 and the case is still pending.

Teixeira  has been employed with UBS Financial Services, Inc. since July of 2016.   Before that time he was employed with Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner & Smith.  

If you have losses in an account handled by Charles Teixeira, call to learn how you may be able to recover damages through FINRA arbitration.

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