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Taylor Thompson Subject of a Million-Dollar Dispute

Aug 31, 2023 Unsuitable Investments

Taylor Thompson (CRD #: 5951104), a broker registered with UBS Financial Services, is the subject of an investor dispute. This is according to his BrokerCheck record, accessed on August 30, 2023. Details are provided below. 

On June 1, 2023, a trustee alleged Taylor Thompson recommended unsuitable investments and did not consider the trustee’s best interest when managing her portfolio. The trustee further alleged that Taylor Thompson and the advisor group did not execute an investment strategy consistent with the goals of the trustee. 

The trustee is seeking $1,000,000. 

Regulation Best Interest

Regulation Best Interest (Reg-BI) is an SEC regulation that requires brokerage firms to put their clients’ best interests first. For example, firms must conduct reasonable due diligence when researching investments to ensure their recommendations are suitable for the investor.

FINRA Rule 2111 – Unsuitable Investments 

FINRA Rule 2111 defines suitable investments as securities that fit an investor’s profile. Investor profiles have information on the investor’s age, risk tolerance, tax status, and financial goals. 

  • Investments can be unsuitable because they are high-risk and likely to lose money.
  • Securities may also be unsuitable because they are illiquid, meaning that they are intended to be held for an extended time, and investors may have to pay high fees to cash out.
  • Securities can be quantitatively unsuitable, which means the broker executed an excessive number of trades. The number of trades increases the transaction fees, and these fees cut into the returns for the investor. 
  • These requirements apply to the overall investment strategy as well as the investments themselves. For instance, an investment strategy might be unsuitable if the securities are overconcentrated in a particular stock or sector.

Investors who rely on brokers for investment recommendations can pursue FINRA arbitration to recover their losses.

Background Information 

Taylor Thompson has passed the following exams: 

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

He is a registered broker in 37 states and D.C. He is a registered investment adviser in California and Texas. 

Taylor Thompson has exclusively registered with UBS Financial Services. 

Kurta Law Can Help

If you worked with Taylor Thompson and 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 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.