Tag Archives: Raymond James Financial complaint

Lewis (Buddy) Rogers-Raymond James Broker-Former Client Awarded Over $250K For Unsuitable MLP Investments-Dallas, TX

March 2018-Dallas, Texas

Lewis H. Rogers, a broker who has worked for Raymond James & Associates since 2/2013, discloses on his FINRA records that an all public FINRA arbitration panel in Houston has ordered  Raymond James & Assoc to pay one of Roger’s former clients over $250,000 for losses (including attorney fees and interest) suffered in their accounts, which included an IRA.

The former clients alleged that they received recommendations to invest in inappropriate investments, including master-limited-partnerships, MLPs. The former clients alleged that their accounts were over concentrated in these unsuitable investments and that Raymond James did not disclose its conflict of interest as a major underwriter of at least two of the MLPs. Mosley, et al vs. Raymond James & Assoc. FINRA Case 16-03199. 

FINRA is the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority, the agency that licenses stock brokers and stock brokerage firms. Disputes over the mishandling of a brokerage account are generally resolved in FINRA arbitration, a process that is much more expedient and far less costly that court based litigation.

Stockbrokers have a duty to make recommendations that are suitable for the customer, taking into account the customer’s age, investment objectives and risk tolerance.

If you have suffered losses in your brokerage account and feel that you were misled as to the risks associated with the investments causing the loss, 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

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 

 

Billy Jack Cowan-Former Raymond James Broker-Discloses Customer Dispute & Termination From Employment-Norman, OK

May 2017-Norman, OK

The FINRA records of  Billy Jack Cowan  ,  a  former stockbroker who is not currently  registered disclose  a regulatory event, 2 prior customer disputes, 2 terminations from employment and 8 prior financial events.

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 July 2015 Cowan was censured by the Oklahoma Department of Securities for using discretionary power in a customer’s account without prior written authorization while employed by Raymond James Financial Services.

In FINRA Case 15-0725, a customer of Raymond James Financial Services  alleged damages of $707,188 claiming that Cowan had misclassified their suitability profile, failed to disclose trading risks and engaged in excessive and unauthorized trading from 2006-2014. That case was settled in 3/2017 for $75,000.

In 12/2014 Cowan was discharged by Raymond James who made the following allegation on his FINRA record: “Violation of the firm’s discretion and limited trading authorization policy for using discretion in an account without written authority to do so and for violating the firm’s communications with the public-electronic communications policy, for using text messaging for a business purpose.”

Cowan discloses 8 settlements with credit card companies where outstanding balances were settled for  compromised amounts.

Billy J. Cowan was employed by Raymond James from 2/2006-12/2014 .

If you have questions about an account  handled by Billy J. Cowan  call for a no charge consultation.

Discretionary Trading

Discretionary trading is when a broker makes trades (buys  or sells)  in an account without first consulting the customer. This means the broker decides how much of an investment to buy or sell and at what price, without input from the customer. Firms generally require that permission to trade an account in such a manner must be granted, in writing, by the customer to the firm.

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