- April 5, 2023
- LPL Financial
Robert T. Li (CRD#: 4068255) is a dually registered Broker and Investment Adviser at LPL Financial, LLC, in Naperville, IL.
He entered the securities industry in 1999 and previously worked for Wachovia Securities, LLC; and Prudential Securities, Inc.
Current And Past Allegations Of Conduct Leading To Investment Loss
According to publicly available records released by the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA), in January 2023, a customer dispute was filed against Robert Li. The allegation states, “Customer alleges that representative recommended an investment strategy involving REITs, and buying certain equities on margin which were not suitable for the customer’s investment objectives and risk tolerance. Time period: December 2008 to January 2023.” Damages of $200,000 are requested, and the customer dispute is pending.
In addition, Robert Li has been the subject of two customer complaints, including one that remains pending, including the following:
- January 2023 — “Customer alleges that representative recommended an investment strategy involving buying certain equities on margin which was not suitable for the customer’s investment objectives and risk tolerance. Time period: November 2020 to January 2023.” Damages of $75,000 are sought, and the customer dispute is pending.
- January 2002 — “WRITTEN COMPLAINT FROM CUSTOMER’S ATTORNEY ALLEGING THAT FA INVESTED IN AN AGGRESSIVE FUND WHEN CUSTOMER REQUEST THAT HER FUNDS BE TRANSFERRED TO A CONSERVATIVE FUND.” The customer dispute was closed with no action.
For a copy of Robert Li’s FINRA BrokerCheck, click here.
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A real estate investment trust (REIT) is a security that invests in real estate directly either through properties or mortgages. Generally, REITs can be publicly or privately held. Publicly held REITs can be sold on an exchange and publicly traded. Non-traded REITs are sold through broker-dealers and are private. REITs are generally classified as equity, mortgage or hybrid.
REITs have traditionally been sold to customers for their high dividend yield. However, many factors impact the ability of the REIT to maintain dividend and share price stability, including the fluctuation in interest rates, the amount and cost of leverage used by the REIT and collectability of the rents or mortgage payments that comprise the underlying assets within the REIT.
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