Berthel Fisher Broker, Genevieve Mar, Has Four Customer Complaints, Including Two Pending Complaints, Alleging The Sale Of Unsuitable Securities
Genevieve Mar (CRD # 2744037) is a Financial Advisor at Berthel Fisher & Co. in Northbrook, Illinois. Genevieve Mar has been in the securities industry since 1996 and previously worked at Brewer Financial Services and Woodbury Financial Services.
According to publicly available records released by the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA), as of May 2019, Genevieve Mar has had four customers file complaints, alleging sales practice misconduct. Two of those complaints remain pending. The specific customer complaints are as follows:
- May 2019—”The claimants allege that the investments they purchased between 2010-2015 were unsuitable and misrepresented to them by the representative. The Claimants also allege that the firm failed to supervise the actions of the representative.” The alleged damages are $1.5 million and the matter remains pending.
- July 2018—”The clients allege that the investments purchased between 2014-2016 were unsuitable, are not preforming as expected, and that the high-risk level associated with the investments was not explained to them at the time of purchase. They also allege the firm failed to supervise the actions of the representative.” Alleged damages are $250,000 and the matter remains pending.
- September 2013—”THE CLIENT ALLEGES THE 2007 AND 2008 TIC PURCHASES WERE UNSUITABLE AND MISREPRESENTED BY THE REPRESENTATIVE. THE CLIENT ALSO ALLEGES THE FIRM FAILED TO CONDUCT ADEQUATE DUE DILIGENCE.” The matter was settled for $222,000.
- June 2011—”CLIENTS ALLEGE MISREPRESENTATIONS AND OMISSIONS, NEGLIGENCE, AND FRAUD BY THE REPRESENTATIVE.” The case went to a final arbitration panel and the customer was awarded $125,000.
For a copy of Genevieve Mar’s CRD, click https://brokercheck.finra.org/individual/summary/2744037#disclosuresSection.
Financial advisors have a legal and regulatory obligation to recommend only suitable investments that are appropriate for their clients’ needs and objectives. Their employing brokerage firm has a legal and regulatory obligation to supervise the Financial Advisors’ sales practices and dealings with clients. To the extent any of these duties are breached, the customer may be entitled to a recovery of his or her investment losses.
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