Investor Alleges Ben Sutak Executed Unauthorized and Excessive Trades
Ben Sutak (CRD #: 5580389), a broker registered with ThinkEquity, allegedly committed multiple FINRA violations, according to his BrokerCheck record, accessed on November 5, 2022. Read on if you want to know more about his conduct as a broker.
In a pending dispute, an investor alleges that Ben Sutak executed unauthorized trades, charged excessive commissions, made misrepresentations, and churned their account. The client also makes additional claims involving the unsuitability of investments.
The investor seeks disgorgement of commissions in the amount of $296,239.65.
FINRA Rule 3260
Unauthorized trading violates FINRA Rule 3260, which restricts brokers from engaging in discretionary trading outside pre-approved discretionary accounts.
FINRA Rule 2020
The misrepresentation of information related to investments violates FINRA Rule 2020, which forbids the use of deception, manipulation, and other fraudulent tactics to influence investors’ decisions.
FINRA Rule 2111
FINRA Rule 2111 requires brokers to evaluate whether an investment fits their investor’s financial goals. Brokers must take into account the characteristics described in an investor’s profile, such as their age, tax status, and other investments.
Churning, or excessive trading, violates the requirement for quantitative suitability. In other words, the overall trading activity in an account must also be suitable for a client’s profile.
Investors who rely on their broker for recommendations may be able to recover their losses through FINRA arbitration.
Ben Sutak has passed the following exams:
- Series 63 – Uniform Securities Agent State Law Examination
- SIE – Securities Industry Essentials Examination
- Series 7 – General Securities Representative Examination
Ben Sutak is a registered broker in 28 states.
He has also worked for the following firms:
- Westpark Capital (CRD#:39914)
- Fordham Financial Management (CRD#:20996)
- John Carris Investments (CRD#:145767)
- Aegis Capital Corporation (CRD#:15007)
- Westrock Advisors (CRD#:114338)
- ICM Capital Markets (CRD#:103725)
- National Securities Corporation (CRD#:7569)
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