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John Collins Subject of a Suitability Dispute

John Collins (CRD #: 2293730), a broker registered with LPL Financial, is the subject of an investor dispute. This is according to his BrokerCheck record, accessed on June 12, 2024. Details concerning this dispute are provided below. 

Investor Allegations 

On May 2, 2024, an investor alleged that John Collins recommended an unsuitable investment in light of the investor’s investment objectives and risk tolerance. 

What is an Unsuitable Investment?

FINRA Rule 2111 requires brokers to evaluate whether an investment strategy fits their investor’s financial goals. Brokers must examine the investor’s profile, which contains the following investor characteristics:

  • Age
  • Risk tolerance
  • Time horizon (i.e., how long the investor plans to hold the investment)
  • Investing experience
  • Tax status
  • Financial goals

Investors who rely on brokers for recommendations may be able to recover losses from unsuitable investment recommendations by pursuing FINRA arbitration.

Background Information 

John Collins has passed the following exams: 

  • Series 65 Uniform Investment Adviser Law Examination 
  • 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 
  • Series 24 General Securities Representative Examination 

He is a registered broker in five states and is a registered investment adviser in Louisiana and North Carolina. 

During his 31 years of experience, John Collins has registered with six firms:

  • LPL Financial (CRD #: 6413) 
  • IFG Advisory (CRD #: 168012) 
  • Wachovia Securities (CRD #: 19616) 
  • Wachovia Securities (CRD #: 431) 
  • Wachovia Brokerage Services (CRD #: 17503) 
  • JMC Financial Corporation (CRD #: 16063) 

Kurta Law Can Help 

If you have worked with John Collins and have concerns about your investments, do not hesitate to contact us at 877-600-0098 or email for a free consultation. 

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