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David Wood Involved in Dispute Alleging Unsuitable Investments

David Wood (CRD #: 2306563), a broker registered with Moloney Securities, is facing a pending dispute, according to his BrokerCheck record, accessed on January 6, 2023.

On October 24, 2022, an investor alleged that David Wood recommended unsuitable investments and engaged in negligence. The investor is seeking $218,750. 

According to the allegations filed on January 7, 2022, David Wood recommended unsuitable investments from 1990 to 2017. The investor is seeking $600,000.

FINRA Rule 2111

FINRA Rule 2111 defines suitable investments as securities that fit an investor’s profile. An investor’s profile includes information about their risk tolerance, investing experience, financial goals, and age. Investors who rely on their brokers for recommendations may be able to recover their losses through FINRA arbitration.

  • Investments can be unsuitable because they are high risk and likely to lose money.
  • Securities may also be unsuitable because they are illiquid, meaning they are intended to be held for an extended time, and investors may have to pay high fees to cash out.
  • Securities can be quantitatively unsuitable, which means that brokers executed an excessive number of trades.
  • These requirements apply to the overall investment strategy as well as the investments themselves. For instance, an investment strategy might be unsuitable if the securities are over-concentrated in a particular stock or sector.

Background Information

David Wood has passed the following exams:

  • Series 63 – Uniform Securities Agent State Law Examination
  • SIE – Securities Industry Essentials Examination
  • Series 7 – General Securities Representative Examination

He is a registered broker in seven states. 

Besides Moloney Securities, David Wood has also worked with Hancock Securities Group (CRD#: 103260) and D.R. Hancock & Company (CRD#: 10610).

Kurta Law Can Help

If you have worked with David Wood and have concerns about your investments, don’t hesitate to contact us today at 877-600-0098 or for a free consultation.

For nearly 20 years, Kurta Law has advocated for investors to recover their investment losses from brokers and brokerage firms. Kurta Law is a nationally recognized law firm and exclusively represents investors against brokers and brokerage firms on a contingency basis. This means that the firm only earns a fee if our securities attorneys recover money on your behalf.