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Brandon Stimpson-Former Allegis Investment Broker-Ordered to Pay Customer $400,000 For Option Trading-Logan, Utah

March 2018-Logan, Utah

An all public FINRA arbitration panel recently orderedand former Allegis broker Brandon C. Stimpson to pay a former client over $400,000 for losses suffered on the buying and selling of put options tied to the performance of the Russell 2000 index. The award, which is joint and several, included compensatory damages, interest, costs and attorney fees. Watson v Allegis Investment Services, et al, FINRA Case 16-0343.

The FINRA records of  Brandon Curt Stimpson ,   disclose  a  number of prior and pending 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.

In 2/2016 a customer of Stimpson and Allegis Investment Advisors was paid $35,000 to resolve allegations that an option  trade placed in his account was outside the scope of the strategy.

There are currently two pending arbitrations disclosed, seeking a total of $700,000, that relate to option trading.

Stimpson had been employed by Allegis since 5/2014. In 12/2017 he was discharged for failing to follow firm policies and code of ethics. Prior to that he was employed by Signator Financial Services.

 

If you have questions about an account handled by Brandon C. Stimpson, call for a no charge consultation 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.

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Florida-561 391 1900 

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OneAmerica Securities Investigated for Failing to Supervise Option Trading

February 13, 2015

OneAmerica Securities, Inc.  entered into a Letter of Acceptance, Waiver and Consent  (AWC) with the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) to resolve allegations that they failed to make reasonable inquiries or otherwise follow-up on multiple red flags that indicated one of their brokers,  Matthew J. Davis, was making unsuitable options recommendations and causing improper transfers of funds to a third party.

Davis was barred from the securities industry as a sanction from a FINRA disciplinary proceeding in an AWC issued in April 2014.

According to this recent AWC with OneAmerica Securities, Davis opened an account for a 65 year old couple with earnings between $50,000-$75,000 and a net worth (not including their residence) of between $250,000-$500,000. The couple indicated they had only two years of prior investment experience.

Davis sold puts and calls in the couple’s account causing the account to lose over half its value in a year.

OneAmerica Securities was censured for failing to supervise Davis and fined $75,000.

FINRA Case # 2013036026902

OneAmerica Securities was formed  in 1969 and is registered in 51 U.S. States and territories. Their main office is located in Indianapolis, Indiana.

OPTION TRADING NOT SUITABLE FOR ALL CUSTOMERS

Option trading can be risky and therefore unsuitable for retirees on fixed income. If you have suffered losses on option trading in your brokerage account, call to speak 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.

Nationwide Representation

Rex Securities Law

TollFree: 877-224-3199

Florida-561 391 1900 

Texas-512-329-2870