Suitability Supervision Attorneys Based in New York
Attorneys Representing Clients Nationwide
When you engage the services of a financial broker, it is with the understanding that they will act in your best interests and only recommend investments that are suitable for you. However, the reality is that brokers can often act in their own interests instead of yours, recommending an investment that does not fit with your financial goals to benefit themselves. In fact, there is even a FINRA rule protecting investors from the fraudulent actions of brokers who recommend unsuitable investments to their clients.
When that happens, it can feel like you have no one to turn to. That is why our experienced team of attorneys at Weltz Law represent investors who have been victims of securities fraud. Schedule your initial consultation by calling (877) 905-7671.
This FINRA rule was put in place to ensure ethical sales practices amongst brokers and protect investors. Rule 2111 under FINRA requires brokers to have a “reasonable basis” to believe that a recommended investment product and/or securities strategy is suitable for the client. Suitability is determined based on information the client has provided the broker with through reasonable diligence, and can include the client’s age, financial situation, investment goals, risk index and liquidity needs. Brokers must have a thorough understanding of both the client and the product they are recommending to comply with Rule 2111.
Suitability can be further divided into three categories:
- Reasonable-Basis Suitability: Brokers must have a basis of reasonable diligence to believe that their recommendation is suitable for investors. This means that they must have an understanding of the potential risks as well as rewards of the strategy they are looking to implement.
- Customer-Specific Suitability: Brokers must make a detailed analysis of each individual client’s investment profile before deciding whether a particular strategy is suitable for them. An obvious factor to consider is age: clients who are nearing retirement age often have different financial goals from first-time investors just entering the job market. The broker must analyze each aspect of a client’s profile to support their determination that their recommendation is suitable.
- Quantitative Suitability: This aspect of suitability deals with a series of transactions rather than each one in isolation. Brokers who have control over their client’s account need to operate on a reasonable basis that the investment strategy they have recommended aligns with the client’s investment profile.
Meet with a Seasoned Securities Fraud Attorney to Discuss Your Suitability Obligations Case
If you believe that your broker has not complied with their suitability obligations when recommending products and investment plans to you, engage a securities litigation attorney to discuss your case. Our experienced team of attorneys at Weltz Law are have been assisting investors in FINRA arbitration and litigation for collectively over 30 years.
30+ Years of Collective Experience
Our attorneys have over 30 years of collective experience representing clients in all aspects of securities and commercial litigation.
Contingency Fees for Our Securities Law Clients
We will not receive a penny in attorney's fees unless a positive recovery is obtained in your case. Contact us to see if you're eligible.
We will assess the merits of your claims and help you decide on the next step.
Litigated Claims in Excess of $50 Million for Our Clients
Our firm has successfully recovered over $50 million for our clients.