The securities and investment fraud law firm Fitapelli Kurta is interested investigating allegations of misconduct against Georgia and Florida-based Intervest International Equities broker/adviser Robert Copus (CRD# 1306313).
Robert Copus has spent thirty-one years in the securities industry and has been registered with Intervest International Equities Corporation in Valdosta, Georgia and Sarasota, Florida since 1988. Previous registrations include Integrated Resources Equity Corporation (1987-1988) and Financial Planners Equity Corporation (1984-1987). He is a registered broker and investment adviser in thirty-eight US states, including: Alabama, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Florida, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Rhode Island, South Dakota, Washington, and Wyoming.
According to his BrokerCheck report, Robert Copus is the subject of one customer complaint.
In 2014 a customer alleged Robert Copus, while employed at Intervest International Equities Corporation, sold him unsuitable products in oil and gas interests and other securities starting in January 2008. The complaint resulted in an award to the customer of $40,000.
According to FINRA rules as well as federal securities law, financial advisers like Robert Copus must abide by a fiduciary duty that to act only in their customers’ best interests. This means, for example, that they may only recommend suitable investments that take into account the client’s investment experience, goals, income, net worth, risk tolerance, and other factors. Brokers and advisers are forbidden from misrepresenting or omitting material facts related to an investment, as this might cause a customer to invest unsuitably. Brokerage firms like Intervest International Equities have a duty to supervise their representatives and ensure compliance with these regulations. Brokers and firms who fail to recommend suitable investments may be subject to disciplinary action by FINRA or the Securities and Exchange Commission.
If you have lost money investing or have complaints regarding Robert Copus, call the securities and investment fraud law firm Fitapelli Kurta at 877-238-4175 for a free consultation. You may be qualified to recover your losses. All cases are taken on contingency: we only get paid if and when you recover money. Time to file your claim may be limited, so we encourage you to avoid delay. Call 877-238-4175 now to speak to an attorney for free.