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Investor Alleged Lynda Martinsen Recommended Unsuitable Life Insurance Policy

Apr 22, 2022 Unsuitable Investments

Lynda Martinsen (CRD #: 4733436), a broker registered with Ameriprise Financial Services, allegedly made an unsuitable investment recommendation, according to her BrokerCheck record, accessed on April 18, 2022. Keep reading to learn more about Lynda Martinsen’s conduct as a broker.

Alleged Unsuitable Recommendation

An investor filed a dispute on January 25, 2022, alleging that Lynda Martinsen recommended an unsuitable universal life insurance policy to them in 2015. The firm denied the dispute.

However, firms can deny disputes without permitting outside review. Investors may still be able to recoup their losses after a denial by pursuing FINRA arbitration.

FINRA Rule 2111

Unsuitable investment recommendations violate FINRA Rule 2111, which requires brokers to match investments to their clients’ profiles. Investors’ profiles contain information including their risk tolerance, tax status, and other investments. Some investments, like variable universal life insurance policies (VULs), come with risks that make them unsuitable for many investors.

Investors who rely on broker recommendations can recover money lost through unsuitable recommendations by seeking FINRA arbitration.

Background Information

Lynda Martinsen has passed the following exams:

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

Lynda Martinsen is a registered broker in 9 states and a registered investment adviser in Florida and Texas.

She has also worked for Equitable Advisors (CRD#:6627).

Kurta Law Can Help

If you worked with Lynda Martinsen and you have concerns about your investments, please contact us today at 877-600-0098 or info@kurtalawfirm.com for a free consultation.

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