NVESTOR ALERT: Customer Dispute About SAGEPOINT’S STEPHEN MATTHEWS
Stephen Matthews (CRD#: 1878065, Dublin, Ohio) is a general securities representative of SagePoint Financial, Inc. According to Stephen Matthews’ Financial industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) BrokerCheck Report, Stephen Matthews, who has been with SagePoint Financial, Inc. since August 16, 2013, is the subject of an investor’s dispute. Here is a summary of the matter:
May 11, 2017 Arbitration Involving Allegations Of Stephen Matthew’s Unsuitable Annuity Sales
FINRA BrokerCheck shows that a SagePoint Financial Inc. customer brought FINRA Arbitration #17-01190 on May 9, 2017. Allegedly, Matthews sold the customer unsuitable investments including private placements and variable annuities. The customer claimed that SagePoint Financial Inc. or Matthews breached his fiduciary responsibility to the customer. That is to say, Matthews potentially failed to act in the customer’s best interest. Not only that, but the customer claimed that SagePoint Financial Inc. or Matthews was negligent with the customer’s investments. Because of this, SagePoint Financial Inc. settled the customer’s claim by paying the customer $20,000.
Arbitration Involving Stephen Matthew Concerns Negligence and Breach Of Fiduciary Duty
Investors can bring claims against a brokerage firm, stockbroker, or both, when the firm or stockbroker fails to conduct business with a customer in a way that a reasonably prudent broker would conduct business. Negligence also occurs when brokers do not comply with securities industry standards. Similarly, a breach of fiduciary duty, typically involves a brokerage firm or stockbroker failing to place the investors’ needs and interests first. Often times, a broker violates a fiduciary duty by willfully generating a gain at the customer’s expense.
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