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Rishi Oad Subject of Unauthorized Trading Allegations

Rishi Oad (CRD #: 6632036), a broker registered with UBS Securities, is facing an investor dispute. This disclosure appears in his BrokerCheck record, accessed on August 9, 2023. 

On July 13, 2023, an investor alleged that Rishi Oad recommended unsuitable investments. They further alleged he engaged in unauthorized trading. 

FINRA Rule 2111 

FINRA Rule 2111 requires brokers to evaluate whether an investment fits their investor’s financial goals.

Some common violations of this rule include:

  • Excessive trading, which violates the need for quantitative suitability. This means that overall trading activity must also suit an investor’s goals.
  • Recommendations of unsuitable investment strategies. For instance, overconcentration of securities in a certain stock or sector is typically unsuitable due to the degree of risk.
  • Recommendations of high-risk or illiquid investments. These investments may lead to losses or high fees for the investor.

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

FINRA Rule 3260

Unauthorized trading violates FINRA Rule 3260, which limits brokers to exercising their trading discretion in pre-approved discretionary accounts

Background Information 

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

He is a registered broker in 13 states and is a registered investment adviser in Colorado. 

Rishi Oad has registered with the following firms: 

  • UBS Financial Services (CRD #: 8174) 
  • Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner & Smith (CRD #: 7691) 

Kurta Law Can Help

If you worked with Rishi Oad 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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