Financial Advisor Ran Regev is the Subject of a Customer Complaint Involving Investment Loss

Ran Regev (CRD#: 5469190) is a FINRA registered Financial Advisor.

Broker’s Background

Ran Regev entered the securities industry in 2008. He previously worked with Metlife Securities, Inc. and Sagepoint Financial, Inc., which is now owned by Osaic Wealth, Inc.  Ran Regev is located in Fort Lauderdale, FL.

Allegations of Conduct Leading to Investment Loss

The Wolper Law Firm has been contacted by clients of Ran Regev, who experienced investment loss, as a result of a high velocity trading strategy involving equities and exchange traded funds (ETFs), primarily in the technology sector.  Although these allegations are unproven, the Wolper Law Firm has been retained to pursue a FINRA arbitration claim against Sagepoint Financial n/k/a Osaic, to recover investment losses.

High velocity, short-term trading occurs when securities are purchased and sold within a short period of time.  Short-term trading is considered a speculative strategy that is based on market timing or technical indicators as opposed to fundamental research.  Short-term traders often seek to make small profits on many trades as part of an overall strategy instead of buying and holding high quality companies for the long-term.  Short-term trading may decrease the odds of realizing profitability in an overall investment strategy because it necessarily requires that a larger number of trades become profitable.

According to publicly available records released by the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA), Ran Regev has been the subject of one prior customer complaint and one financial disclosure.  In March 2023, a customer alleged that “THE REPRESENTATIVE PROVIDED INCORRECT INFORMATION WHEN FUNDS WERE TRANSFERRED FROM AN EXISTING VARIABLE ANNUITY INTO A NEW VARIABLE ANNUITY, ON APRIL 12, 2012. NO SPECIFIC COMPENSATORY DAMAGES WERE ALLEGED.”  The matter was settled for $15,385.  In June 2014, Ran Regev made an additional disclosure regarding a financial event, which was later satisfied/released.

For a copy of Ran Regev’s FINRA BrokerCheck, click here.


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Attorney Matthew WolperMatt Wolper is a trial lawyer who focuses exclusively on securities litigation and arbitration. Mr. Wolper has handled hundreds of securities matters nationwide before the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA), American Arbitration Association (“AAA”), JAMS, and in state and federal court. Mr. Wolper has handled and tried cases involving complex financial products and strategies ranging from traditional stocks and bonds to options, margin and other securities-based lending products, closed/open-end mutual funds, structured products, hedge funds, and penny stocks. [Attorney Bio]