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Investor Alleges Michael Corrada Recommended Unsuitable Corporate Bond

Michael Corrada (CRD #: 709158), a broker previously registered with Center Street Securities, allegedly made unsuitable investment recommendations, according to his BrokerCheck record, accessed on June 25, 2022. Keep reading to learn more about Michael Corrada’s conduct as a broker.

Alleged Unsuitable Investment Recommendation

On April 19, 2022, an investor alleged that Michael Corrada recommended a corporate bond that was unsuitable for the client. The investor seeks $500,000 in this pending dispute.

FINRA Rule 2111

FINRA Rule 2111 requires brokers to consider whether an investment suits their investor’s financial goals. Brokers must examine the characteristics described in an investor’s profile, including the following:

  • Age
  • Financial goals
  • Risk tolerance
  • Time horizon (i.e., how long the investment will be held)
  • Investing experience
  • Tax status

Investors who feel their losses were caused by unsuitable investment recommendations may be able to recoup their losses by pursuing FINRA arbitration.

Previous Suitability Dispute

Michael Corrada was also named in a 2011 dispute alleging failure to supervise and unsuitable recommendation of RMK funds. The client sought $455,000 and received a settlement of $67,500.

FINRA Rule 3110

Failure to supervise violates FINRA Rule 3110, which requires firms to establish systems of supervision over their registered brokers to ensure compliance with securities regulations.

Background Information

Michael Corrada 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 7 – General Securities Representative Examination
  • Series 53 – Municipal Securities Principal Examination
  • Series 24 – General Securities Principal Examination

He has also worked for the following firms:

  • Center Street Securities (CRD#:26898)
  • Coastal Equities (CRD#:23769)
  • Centaurus Financial (CRD#:30833)
  • Suntrust Investment Services (CRD#:17499)
  • BB&T Investment Services (CRD#:33856)
  • Crestar Securities Corporation (CRD#:17464)
  • Signet Investment Corporation (CRD#:17511)
  • E. F. Hutton & Company (CRD#:235)
  • Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner & Smith (CRD#:7691)
  • Anderson & Strudwick (CRD#:48)

Kurta Law Can Help

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

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