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Virgil Biggs Embroiled In Investor Dispute

Mar 11, 2022 Unsuitable Investments

Virgil Biggs (CRD #:1755904), a broker registered with Avantax Investment Services, is involved in an investor dispute, according to his BrokerCheck record, accessed on February 20, 2022. He is also a registered investment advisor with Avantax Advisory Services.

According to the allegations filed on December 6, 2021, Virgil Biggs allegedly recommended unsuitable investments in 2014 and 2015. The allegations further state that he also misrepresented the investments. The case is still pending.

FINRA Rules 2111 and 2020

A stockbroker who recommends a security or investment is subject to ethical standards enforced by FINRA. These include:

  1. FINRA Rule 2111 requires registered brokers to have a "reasonable basis" to believe that a recommended transaction or investment strategy suits their client's needs. A broker must have exercised due diligence and have an adequate reason for believing that an investment will also be suitable or beneficial for the investor 
  2. FINRA Rule 2020 prohibits brokerage firms and stockbrokers from making material misrepresentations or inducing people into buying securities with false statements about the investment’s potential benefits.

Virgil Biggs' alleged unethical conduct also violates FINRA Rule 2010, which states that brokers must uphold high standards of commercial honor. 

Background Information

Virgil Biggs has passed the following exams:

  • Series 66 - Uniform Combined State Law Examination
  • Series 63 - Uniform Securities Agent State Law Examination
  • SIE - Securities Industry Essentials Examination
  • Series 7 - General Securities Representative Examination
  • Series 6 - Investment Company Products/Variable Contracts Representative Examination
  • Series 22 - Direct Participation Programs Representative Examination

Virgil Biggs is a registered broker in five states and is also a registered investment advisor in Michigan.

Besides Avantax Investment Services and Avantax Advisory Services, Virgil Biggs has not worked with any other firm.

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