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Chuck Roberts, Stifel Nicolaus, Structured Notes Lawsuits

Chuck Roberts, Stifel Nicolaus, Structured Notes Losses, featured by top securities fraud attorneys, the White Law Group

Stifel Advisor Chuck Roberts Faces $25 Million in Customer Claims Over Structured Notes 

The White Law Group continues to investigate potential securities fraud claims involving Stifel Advisor Chuck Roberts.

Chuck Roberts (CRD#: 2064602), a financial advisor affiliated with Stifel Nicolaus & Co. is reportedly grappling with a series of customer complaints related to the sale of structured notes, according to an article in Investment News on July 17.

These financial instruments are typically linked to an underlying asset, such as a specific stock or an index like the S&P 500 stock index.

Roberts, a seasoned industry veteran with 33 years of experience, has reportedly been employed at Stifel Nicolaus in New York, NY since 2016, according to his FINRA BrokerCheck report.

20 Customer Complaints, Millions in Alleged Damages

Chuck Roberts now reportedly finds himself facing customer claims totaling more than $25 million in alleged damages. 20 customer complaints have reportedly been filed against him since October 2022.

The customer complaints level a range of accusations, including breach of fiduciary duty, negligence, fraud, breach of contract, and other misconduct.

According to his FINRA BrokerCheck report, in 2010, Roberts was suspended for four weeks and fined $40,000 for purportedly violating industry regulations related to opening client accounts.

He was reportedly associated with Morgan Stanley at that time. He currently has twenty-one disclosures on his broker record, including 19 investor disputes and two regulatory disclosures.

Structured Notes are Complex Investments 

Structured Notes: Complex Investments, featured by the White Law GroupStructured notes are underwritten by Wall Street banks and are known for their potential volatility, given their hybrid nature, which combines features of both bonds and derivatives. While some structured notes offer principal protection, others do not, and investors may face the risk of losing a portion or all of their principal based on the note’s terms and market volatility.

Although structured notes can provide individual retail investors with access to investment strategies not usually available to them, it’s important to recognize that these investments are complex and come with substantial investment risks.

Prior to investing in structured notes, it’s essential to have a comprehensive understanding of how they function and to assess the associated risks. To learn more, see: Investor Alert: Are Structured Notes Worth the Risk?

 

Failure to Supervise – Chuck Roberts & Stifel Nicolaus

When brokers abuse client accounts and conduct transactions that violate securities laws, the brokerage firm they are working with may be liable for investment losses through FINRA Arbitration. Brokerage firms that fail to monitor the business activities of their employees may be liable for investment losses due to negligent supervision for the misconduct of their employees.

The White Law Group is a national securities fraud, securities arbitration, and investor protection law firm with offices in Chicago, Illinois and Seattle, Washington. Our firm has handled over 700 FINRA arbitration claims on behalf of investors.

Class Action vs. Individual FINRA Arbitration Lawsuit 

People often wonder whether a large class action lawsuit is a better litigation option for them than an individual FINRA arbitration case.  The answer depends on many factors, but typically if the loss sustained is large (say larger than $100,000), an individual arbitration claim is likely a better option.  Class actions as a recovery option are more appropriate for grouping large numbers of individuals who have small claims – too small to generally pursue individually. 

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If you are concerned about your investments with Chuck Roberts and Stifel Nicolaus, please call the securities fraud attorneys at The White Law Group at 888-637-5510 for a free consultation.

For more information on The White Law Group, and its representation of investors, please visit WhiteSecuritiesLaw.com.

 

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