The claimant, a former client of Arete Wealth Management, was awarded over $500k in damages.
Howard Barron, a former client of Arete Wealth Management, asserted that the broker-dealer recommended and sold risky, high-commission, illiquid private placements in GPB Automotive Portfolio LP. Mr. Barron also claimed that Arete committed negligence, breach of fiduciary duty, negligent supervision, breach of contract, and violation of the Michigan Securities Act.
This is the first case involving sale of GPB investments brought to FINRA arbitration in which the broker-dealer was compelled to compensate the claimant. FINRA awarded Mr. Barron $515,000 in damages for losses sustained in connection with his investments.
Many financial advisors and brokerage firms recommended GPB Capital investments to their customers. Broker-dealers that recommended and sold these investments include, but are not limited to:
- Royal Alliance Associates Inc.
- SagePoint Financial, Inc.
- FSC Securities Corp.
- Woodbury Financial Services, Inc.
- Newbridge Securities
- Ladenburg Thalman
- Hightower Securities
- Kalos Capital, Inc.
- Concorde Investment Services
- National Securities Corporation
- Arete Wealth Management
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