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Piers Cornelius is the Subject of a Multi-Million Dollar Dispute

Piers Cornelius (CRD #: 4212172), a broker registered with JP Morgan Securities, is the subject of an investor dispute. This is according to his BrokerCheck record, accessed on June 14, 2024. Details concerning this dispute are provided below. 

Investor Allegations 

On April 30, 2024, an investor alleged that Piers Cornelius recommended an unsuitable investment. The investor is seeking $103,700,000. 

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 

Piers Cornelius 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 50 states, D.C., Virgin Islands, and Puerto Rico. He is a registered investment adviser in California and Texas. 

During his 23 years of experience, Piers Cornelius has registered with three firms: 

  • JP Morgan Securities (CRD #: 79) 
  • JP Morgan Securities (CRD #: 18718) 
  • JP Morgan Securities (CRD #: 15733) 

Kurta Law Can Help 

If you have worked with Piers Cornelius and have concerns about your investments, do not hesitate to contact us at 877-600-0098 or email for a free consultation. 

For nearly 20 years, Kurta Law has advocated for investors to recover their investment losses from brokers and brokerage firms. Kurta Law is a nationally recognized law firm that 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. Do not let securities fraud go unchecked. Start your recovery process today.