Former First Standard Financial Co. Financial Advisor, James Bradley Schwartz, Has 8 Customer Complaints
The Wolper Law Firm is currently investigating claims against James Schwartz a/k/a Jim Schwartz, a former Financial Advisor at First Standard Financial Co., Joseph Gunnar & Co. and Aegis Capital in New York. James Schwartz a/k/a Jim Schwartz first entered the securities industry in 1998 and has worked for a multitude of brokerage firms.
According to publicly available records released by the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA), James Schwartz a/k/a Jim Schwartz has seven (7) customer complaints since his career in the financial services industry began. This is an exceedingly high number of customer complaints to be filed against a single Financial Advisor.
Of the seven complaints, two are pending:
- May 2018—Client alleges “negligence, unauthorized trading, churning, unsuitability, breach of contract, breach of fiduciary duty.” Alleged damages are $150,000 and the matter remains pending.
- February 2018—Client alleges “unauthorized trading and unsuitable investment recommendations.” Alleged damages are $1.694 million and the matter remains pending.
In addition, James Schwartz a/k/a Jim Schwartz has been the subject of several more customer complaints throughout his career in which the customer alleged unauthorized trading, misrepresentation and unsuitability, including the following:
- August 2017—Client alleges “unsuitable investment recommendations, unauthorized trading, negligence…federal securities law violations…” The matter was settled for $800,000.
- April 2017—Client alleges “unsuitable investment recommendations, unauthorized trading, excessive trading…” The matter was settled for $100,000.
- June 2016—Client alleges “unsuitable recommendations and mishandling of their accounts.” The matter was settled for $782,000.
Financial advisors have a legal and regulatory obligation to recommend only suitable investments that are appropriate for their clients’ needs and objectives. Their employing brokerage firm has a legal and regulatory obligation to supervise the Financial Advisors’ sales practices and dealings with clients. To the extent any of these duties are breached, the customer may be entitled to a recovery of his or her investment losses.
If you or someone you know was a customer of James Schwartz a/k/a Jim Schwartz, and you experienced investment losses, please contact the Wolper Law Firm at 800.931.8452 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss your specific situation and the legal options available. The Wolper Law Firm represents investors nationwide in securities litigation and arbitration.
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