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Lauren Ivester Allegedly Executed Unsuitable Transaction

Lauren Ivester (CRD #: 5001776), a broker registered with Dempsey Lord Smith, is involved in a pending investor dispute, according to her BrokerCheck record, accessed on July 30, 2022. If you have questions about Lauren Ivester’s conduct as a broker, read on.

Investor Dispute

On June 2, 2022, an investor alleged Lauren Ivester executed an unsuitable transaction. The client seeks $130,000 in this pending dispute.

FINRA Rule 2111

FINRA Rule 2111 defines suitable investments as securities that fit an investor’s profile. These profiles describe investor characteristics, such as their age, risk tolerance, and investment goals.

Brokers must also consider the suitability of trades and investment strategies that they recommend or execute at their own discretion. Investors who believe they have lost money due to unsuitable recommendations may be able to recoup their losses through FINRA arbitration.

Background Information

Lauren Ivester has passed the following exams:

  • Series 66 – Uniform Combined State Law Examination
  • Series 63 – Uniform Securities Agent State Law Examination
  • SIE – Securities Industry Essentials Examination
  • Series 31 – Futures Managed Funds Examination
  • Series 7 – General Securities Representative Examination

Lauren Ivester is a registered broker in 23 states and a registered investment adviser in North Carolina.

She has also worked for the following firms:

  • Kalos Capital (CRD#:44337)
  • Morgan Stanley (CRD#:149777)
  • Morgan Stanley & Company (CRD#:8209)
  • Morgan Stanley DW (CRD#:7556)

Kurta Law Can Help

If you worked with Lauren Ivester 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.