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Investor Alleges Jeffrey Atkinson Failed to Follow Instructions

Sep 9, 2022 Investor Disputes

Jeffrey Atkinson (CRD #: 1679474), a broker registered with Edward Jones, allegedly failed to follow a client’s instructions, according to his BrokerCheck record, accessed on August 20, 2022. If you want to learn more about his conduct as a broker, keep reading.

Investor Dispute

On May 9, 2022, an investor alleged that Jeffrey Atkinson failed to follow instructions to put “circuit breakers” in his account so that if the value fell more than 5%, the investments would be sold. The client sought $140,000 in damages but was denied by the firm.

However, investors should be aware that firms can deny disputes without allowing an outside review. Investors can still seek out FINRA arbitration after a denial and potentially recoup their losses.

FINRA Rule 2010

Failure to follow a client’s instructions violates FINRA Rule 2010, which requires brokers to uphold high standards of commercial honor and just and equitable principles of trade.

Background Information

Jeffrey Atkinson has passed the following exams:

  • Series 63 – Uniform Securities Agent State Law Examination
  • SIE – Securities Industry Essentials Examination
  • Series 7 – General Securities Representative Examination
  • Series 6 – Investment Company Products/Variable Contracts Representative Examination

Jeffrey Atkinson is a registered broker in 32 states and a registered investment adviser in Ohio and Texas.

He previously worked for Pruco Securities (CRD#:5685).

Kurta Law Can Help

If you worked with Jeffrey Atkinson and you have concerns about your investments, please contact us today at 877-600-0098 or for a free consultation.

For over 20 years, Kurta Law has advocated on behalf of investors who want 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.