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Cetera Advisors Financial Advisor, Richard Pittman, Has Three Customer Complaints Alleging Unsuitable Investment Recommendations

Richard L. Pittman is a Financial Advisor at Cetera Advisors LLC in Menphis, TN.  Richard Pittman has been in the securities industry since 1997 and previously worked at Investors Capital Corp, Washington Square Securities, Inc. and WMA Securities, Inc.   

According to publicly available records released by the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA), Richard Pittman has three customer complaints alleging the following sales practice violations:

  • October 2018 – “Alleged unsuitability of investments made in 2008.”  The customer alleges $300,000 in damages, and the matter is currently pending.
  • August 2018 – “Suitability of investments made approximately 10 years ago, in 2008.”  The customer alleges $736,000 in damages, and the matter is currently pending.
  • October 2016 – “Based on current performance, client alleges that investments made in 2008 were unsuitable.”  The matter settled for $200,000.

For a copy of Richard Pittman’s CRD, click https://brokercheck.finra.org/individual/summary/2845145.

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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