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Kelley Slaught Allegedly Recommended an Unsuitable Investment

Kelley Slaught (CRD #: 1126586), a broker registered with Centaurus Financial, is the subject of an investor dispute. This is according to her BrokerCheck record, accessed on May 28, 2024, Keep reading if you have questions regarding her alleged conduct. 

Investor Allegations 

On March 13, 2024, an investor alleged that Kelley Slaught recommended a high-risk, illiquid investment, and breached her fiduciary duty. The investor is seeking $100,000. 

Fiduciary Duties

Brokers are often dually registered as Registered Investment Advisers (RIAs) with the SEC. RIAs are fiduciaries, and fiduciaries are required to act in their clients’ best interests. Brokers are not fiduciaries but must abide by FINRA Rule 2111 and Regulation Best Interest. (To learn more about the differences between brokers and Registered Investment Advisers, click here.) 

FINRA Rule 2111 – Unsuitable, Illiquid Investments

FINRA Rule 2111 defines suitable investments as securities that fit an investor’s profile. Investor profiles have information on the investor’s age, risk tolerance, tax status, investing experience, and financial goals. Brokers must also consider the investment time horizon and the investor’s liquidity needs – illiquid, long-term investments often do not suit a client’s best interests. 

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

Background Information 

Kelley Slaught has passed the following exams: 

  • Series 66 Uniform Combined State Law Examination
  • SIE – Securities Industry Essentials Examination 
  • Series 7 General Securities Representative Examination 
  • Series 24 General Securities Representative Examination 

She is a registered broker in ten states and is a registered investment adviser in nine states. 

Kurta Law Can Help 

If you have worked with Kelley Slaught 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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