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Financial Advisor Arthur Grossbard Has Two Disclosed Customer Complaints

Arthur Grossbard (CRD#: 1020971) is a dually registered Broker and Investment Advisor at Ameriprise Financial Services, LLC in West Orange, NJ.

Broker’s Background

He entered the securities industry in 1982 and previously worked for Royal Alliance Associates, Inc.; New Century Financial Group, LLC; Financial Network Investment Corporation; and Pennsylvania Securities Company.

Current And Past Allegations Of Conduct Leading To Investment Loss

According to publicly available records released by the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA), in November 2021, a customer dispute was filed against Arthur Grossbard. The allegation states, “Claimants allege that the Financial professional  recommended an investment that was unsuitable.” The customer dispute is pending. Damages of $250,000 are sought.

In addition, Arthur Grossbard has been the subject of one additional customer complaints and two regulatory disclosures from the 1980s, including the following:

  • April 2020 — “It is alleged that two $50,000 private placement investments (in the same fund but involving each individual claimant—claimants were sisters) were inappropriately recommended to the claimants.” The customer dispute was settled for $65,000.
  • August 1987 — The National Association of Securities Dealers censured Arthur Grossbard with a fine of $5,000.
  • November 1986 — “VIOLATIONS AGAINST THE COMPANY, PENNSYLVANIA SECURITIES COMPANY AND THREE SALESPERSONS, ARTHUR S. GROSSBARD, AND OTHERS, INCLUDE, “SWITCHING” OF LONG-HELD MUTUAL FUNDS, FAILURE TO MEET “FULL-DISCLOSURE AND “KNOW YOUR CLIENT” STANDARDS UNDER 9 V.S.A. SECTIONS 4221A(4) AND 4224.” The State of Vermont sanctioned Arthur Grossbard with disgorgement/restitution.

For a copy of Aruthur Grossbard’s FINRA BrokerCheck, click here.

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