Silver Law Group is Investigating Claims Against North Carolina-based Wells Fargo Broker Samuel Rankin for Unsuitable Investments and misallocated investments
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Silver Law Group is investigating Charlotte, North Caroline-based UBS Financial Services broker Samuel Rankin following a customer complaint alleging unsuitable investment recommendations.
According to FINRA’s BrokerCheck report on Rankin, a complaint was received in September of 2017 alleging that Rankin provided unsuitable investment recommendations and misallocated investments during his time at UBS. This complaint is currently pending FINRA arbitration and alleges approximately $850,000 in damages.
Rankin has been employed by UBS Advisors at their Charlotte, NC location since 2009.
Unsuitable Recommendations and unauthorized trading are both serious forms of potential broker misconduct. A broker’s employing firm is responsible for overseeing the broker to prevent such misconduct. Failure to supervise is a claim made against a brokerage firm in these situations.
Among other investment tenets, brokers are required to recommend suitable investments to their customers. This requires that the broker: Investigates and conducts due diligence into the investment’s attributes including its benefits, risks, tax consequences, and other relevant factors to form a reasonable basis for the recommendation of the product; and appropriately matches the investment with the customer’s specific investment needs and objectives, such as the customer’s retirement status, long or short-term goals, age, disability, income needs, or any other relevant factors.
When a broker or brokerage firm fails to recommend investments to its customers along those guidelines, there must be accountability. If you have lost money on an investment that did not fit your investment profile, you may be able to recover some or all of your lost money.
FINRA arbitration is a fast, efficient way to recover your lost investment funds due to unsuitable investment recommendation or unauthorized trading. The Silver Law Group works on a contingency fee basis, meaning you pay us nothing unless we recover money for you.
If you invested with Samuel Rankin and UBS and have lost money doing so, you may be able to recover some or all of your losses. We are experienced in recovering investor losses due to broker/brokerage firm misconduct and mismanagement through FINRA arbitration.
Silver Law Group represents the interests of investors who have been the victims of investment fraud. If you have questions about your legal rights, please contact Scott Silver of the Silver Law Group for a free consultation at firstname.lastname@example.org or toll-free at (800) 975-4345.