Concorde Investment Services Broker, Mark Huber, Has Two Customer Complaints, Alleging Sales Practice Misconduct
Mark Huber (CRD#: 5976354) is a dually registered Investment Advisor and broker at Concorde Investment Services, LLC, in Racine, WI. He entered the securities industry in 2011 and previously worked for World Equity Group, Inc.
According to publicly available records released by the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA), in December 2020, FINRA noted a customer dispute pending against Mark Huber. The allegation states, “Claim alleges breach of contract and warranties, violation of Indiana Securities Act, breach of fiduciary duty, and negligence misrepresentations and omissions, related to investment made in June of 2014.” Damages of $32,000 are requested.
In addition, Mark Huber has been the subject of one additional customer complaints, including one that remains pending, including the following:
● November 2020–”Claim alleges violation of Illinois securities laws, breach of fiduciary duty, violation of FINRA Rule 2010, 2120, 2111, 2111.05a, 3110, negligence and negligent misrepresentations, and vicarious liability relating to investments made in January 2018.” Damages of $150,000 are requested. The customer dispute remains pending.
For a copy of Mark Huber’s FINRA BrokerCheck, click here.
Registered Investment Advisors are required by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commision to always maintain the fiduciary interests of their clients. They are required to center their client’s needs in all actions, from making recommendations to providing investors with disclosures that can help them make educated and informed investment decisions.
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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