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Phillip Pickett Allegedly Recommended an Unsuitable Managed Account

Phillip Pickett (CRD #: 4739154), a broker registered with Northwestern Mutual Investment Services, is the subject of an investor dispute. This is according to his BrokerCheck record, accessed on May 13, 2024. Details concerning this dispute are provided below. 

Investor Allegations 

On February 5, 2024, an investor alleged that a managed investment advisory account that was recommended in or around October 2021 was unsuitable. The investor is unhappy with the performance of the account, the proceeds of which were intended to fund a life insurance plan. 

What is an Unsuitable Investment?

FINRA Rule 2111 requires brokers to evaluate whether an investment strategy fits their investor’s financial goals. Brokers must examine the investor’s profile, which contains the following investor characteristics:

  • Age
  • Risk tolerance
  • Time horizon (i.e., how long the investor plans to hold the investment)
  • Investing experience
  • Tax status
  • Financial goals

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

Background Information 

Phillip Pickett has passed the following exams: 

  • Series 65 Uniform Investment Adviser Law Examination 
  • Series 63 Uniform Securities Agent State Law Examination 
  • SIE – Securities Industry Essentials Examination 
  • Series 7 General Securities Representative Examination 

He is a registered broker in 15 states and is a registered investment adviser in Alabama. 

Kurta Law Can Help 

If you have worked with Phillip Pickett 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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