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Investor Alleges Michael Elias Misrepresented Unsuitable Investment

Oct 31, 2022 Misrepresentation

Michael Elias (CRD #: 1522834), a broker registered with Centaurus Financial, allegedly made an unsuitable investment recommendation, according to his BrokerCheck record, accessed on October 15, 2022. If you want to learn more about his conduct as a broker, read on.

Investor Dispute

On July 11, 2022, an investor alleged that Michael Elias misrepresented an unsuitable investment. This dispute is pending.

FINRA Rule 2020

FINRA Rule 2020 forbids the use of deceptive, manipulative, or otherwise fraudulent tactics to influence investors’ decisions. Misrepresenting an investment’s limitations, requirements, or other features violates this rule.

FINRA Rule 2111

FINRA Rule 2111 requires brokers to evaluate whether an investment fits their investor’s financial goals. Brokers must take into account a client’s risk tolerance, tax status, and other information contained in the investor’s profile.

Investors who rely on brokers for investment recommendations can seek out FINRA arbitration and potentially recover their losses.

Termination from Princor Financial Services Corporation

On January 30, 2013, Michael Elias was fired from Princor Financial Services Corporation after allegedly altering the date on an Electronic Funds Transfer (EFT) form and using a bank form pre-signed by a client.

FINRA Rule 2010

FINRA Rule 2010 holds brokers to high standards of commercial honor and just and equitable principles of trade.

Background Information

Michael Elias has passed the following exams:

  • Series 66 – Uniform Combined State Law Examination
  • SIE – Securities Industry Essentials Examination
  • Series 7 – General Securities Representative Examination
  • Series 6 – Investment Company Products/Variable Contracts Representative Examination

Michael Elias is a registered broker in 12 states and a registered investment adviser in seven states.

He has also worked for the following firms:

  • Packerland Brokerage Services (CRD#:37031)
  • Princor Financial Services Corporation (CRD#:1137)
  • Pruco Securities (CRD#:5685)

Kurta Law Can Help

If you worked with Michael Elias 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.