Did you lose money investing with Sevaag Matossian (CRD# 6536241)?
Galvin Legal, PLLC is launching an investigation on behalf of investors who may have suffered losses investing with Sevaag Matossian. If you suffered losses investing with Sevaag Matossian, then Galvin Legal, PLLC may be able to help you recover your losses in a Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (“FINRA“) arbitration claim.
As of January 9, 2023, Sevaag Matossian’s FINRA BrokerCheck Report contains the following:
BARRED: FINRA has barred this individual from acting as a broker or otherwise associating with a broker-dealer firm.
1 Regulatory Event
1 Employment Separation After Allegations
March 11, 2022 – An AWC was issued in which Matossian was barred from association with any FINRA member in all capacities. Without admitting or denying the findings, Matossian consented to the sanction and to the entry of findings that he converted $2,639.64 of his employer’s funds. The findings stated that while Matossian was employed by his member firm’s affiliate bank, he and his wife used personal bank credit cards in his name to make purchases at retailers and restaurants. Despite the fact that each transaction was authorized, Matossian claimed he was not responsible for paying the charges and falsely reported the charges as fraudulent to the bank, claiming that certain cards were lost, or not yet received and other charges were not made by him or his wife. (FINRA Case #2021071593301)
Current and Previous Registrations
09/22/2015 – 06/04/2021 J.P. MORGAN SECURITIES LLC (CRD#:79) BURBANK, CA
Due Diligence Requirement
FINRA requires broker’s to conduct due diligence on investments and to conduct a suitability analysis when recommending securities to a customer that takes into account the customer’s knowledge and experience. FINRA Rule 2111(a) states that “a member or an associated person must have a reasonable basis to believe that a recommended transaction or investment strategy involving a security or securities is suitable for the customer, based on the information obtained through the reasonable diligence of the member or associated person to ascertain the customer’s investment profile. A customer’s investment profile includes, but is not limited to, the customer’s age, other investments, financial situation and needs, tax status, investment objectives, investment experience, investment time horizon, liquidity needs, risk tolerance, and any other information the customer may disclose to the member or associated person in connection with such recommendation.”
Rule 2111 is composed of three main obligations: reasonable-basis suitability, customer-specific suitability, and quantitative suitability. Brokers and the brokerage firms they work for that fail to conduct adequate due diligence on investments they recommend or that make unsuitable recommendations can be held responsible for the customer’s losses in a FINRA arbitration claim.
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