Financial Advisor Kumail Abbas Has Three Customer Complaints

Kumail (Ken) Abbas (CRD#: 5722935) is a registered Broker at Network 1 Financial Securities, Inc., in Hauppauge, NY.

Broker’s Background

He entered the securities industry in 2009 and previously worked for Laidlaw & Company (UK) Ltd.; Cape Securities, Inc.; C.K. Cooper & Co., Inc.; EKN Financial Services, Inc.; ITradeDirect.com Corp.; and Liberty Partners Financial Services. LLC.

Current And Past Allegations Of Conduct Leading To Investment Loss

According to publicly available records released by the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA), in October 2022, a customer dispute against Kumail Abbas was filed. The allegation states, “Client alleges excessive trading, excessive commissions and unauthorized trading from 2017-2018.” The customer dispute is pending, and damages of $181,056 are requested.

In addition, Kumail Abbas has been the subject of two customer complaints, including one that remains pending, including the following:

  • June 2022 — “Client alleges unsuitability from 2016-2018.” The customer dispute is pending, and damages of $100,000 are requested.
  • December 2021 — “Client alleges unsuitable trading from 2017 to 2018.” The customer dispute was settled for $3,000.

For a copy of Kumail Abbas’s FINRA BrokerCheck, click here.

We Help Investors Recover Investment Losses

Excessive trading or churning often occurs when a Financial Advisor puts his or her interests ahead of the clients and makes transactions solely for the purpose of generating commissions. Financial Advisors have a regulatory duty to recommend suitable investment strategies. One of the components of the suitability analysis is quantitative suitability.

Quantitative suitability requires a brokerage firm or financial advisor with actual or de facto control over a customer’s account to have a reasonable basis for believing that a series of recommended transactions – even if suitable when viewed in isolation – is not excessive and unsuitable for the customer when taken together in light of the customer’s investment profile. No single test defines excessive activity, but factors such as the turnover rate, the cost-equity ratio, and the use of in-and-out trading in a customer’s account may provide a basis for a finding that a member or associated person has violated the quantitative suitability obligation. 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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