Posted: October 25th, 2017
William J. Paynter
Silver Law Group is reviewing Scottsdale, Arizona-based Wells Fargo broker William J Paynter after a customer filed a FINRA complaint alleging unsuitable investments.
According to FINRA’s BrokerCheck report on Paynter, a complaint was filed alleging unsuitability during his time at Morgan Stanley with respect to equity listed stock. A formal FINRA customer dispute was filed in June of 2016. The complainant alleged damages of $500,000.
Paynter is currently employed by Wells Fargo Clearing Services at their Scottsdale, AZ location. Previously he was employed from 2011-2014 by Morgan Stanley also based out of Scottsdale, AZ.
Making unsuitable investment recommendations is a serious form of broker misconduct. A broker’s employing firm is responsible for overseeing the broker to prevent such misconduct. Failure to supervise is a claim made against a brokerage firm in these situations.
Among other basic tenets, brokers are required to recommend suitable investments to their customers. This requires that the broker: Investigates and conducts due diligence into the investment’s attributes including its benefits, risks, tax consequences, and other relevant factors to form a reasonable basis for the recommendation of the product; and appropriately matches the investment with the customer’s specific investment needs and objectives, such as the customer’s retirement status, long or short-term goals, age, disability, income needs, or any other relevant factors.
When a broker or brokerage firm fails to recommend investments to its customers along those guidelines, there has to be accountability. If you have lost money on an investment that did not fit your investment profile, you may be able to recover some or all of your lost money.
FINRA arbitration is a fast, efficient way to recover your lost investment funds due to unsuitable recommendations. The Silver Law Group works on a contingency fee basis, meaning you pay us nothing unless we recover money for you.
If you invested with William J Paynter and Morgan Stanley and have lost money doing so, you may be able to recover some or all of your losses. We are experienced in recovering investor losses due to broker/brokerage firm misconduct and mismanagement through FINRA arbitration.
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