The White Law Group filed and submitted a FINRA claim on behalf of an Emmaus, PA couple alleging claims for violation of common law fraud, breach of fiduciary duty, negligence, and negligent supervision. The claim further alleges that IBN Financial Services, Inc. unsuitably invested the client in the following high risk private placement investments:
FS Investment II
ICON Fund 15
New York Real Estate Trust
Pacific Northwest Opportunity Fund
The claim seeks damages between $500,000 and $1,000, 000.
It is alleged IBN Financial Services, Inc. failed to perform the necessary due diligence on these investments prior to recommending them to these particular investors.
Before recommending an investment, a broker-dealer has a fiduciary duty to adequately disclose the risks involved in the investment and to perform the necessary due diligence to determine whether the investment is suitable for the investor.
It is further alleged that the financial advisor that handled the accounts at issue is Anthony Diaz. According to the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority, Diaz has been the subject of at least three regulatory events, four employment separations and forty-three customer complaints. Mr. Diaz was also recently barred from the industry in any capacity as a result of the regulatory events.
According to D. Daxton White, managing partner of The White Law Group," It is unfortunate, but we believe that many more investors have suffered devastating losses due to the broker-dealer's failure to supervise and don't realize they have recovery options."
“Brokerage firms are required to supervise their advisors to ensure that they are complying with FINRA rules. If it can be determined that Anthony Diaz violated FINRA rules and the employers failed to adequately supervise him, these firms can be held responsible for any resulting losses in a FINRA arbitration claim.”
FINRA Dispute Resolution is an arbitration venue for investors with claims against their brokerage firm or financial professional. It provides investors with an opportunity to attempt to recoup their investment losses without filing such claims in court.
The White Law Group (whitesecuritieslaw.com) is a national securities fraud, securities arbitration, and investor protection law firm with offices in Chicago, Illinois and Vero Beach, Florida.
For more information The White Law Group and the claim filed against IBN Financial Services, Inc., please contact the firm or visit White Securities Law.