Public records published by the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) and accessed on August 31, 2018 indicate that Georgia-based brokerage firm SunTrust Investment Services has received numerous customer disputes and regulatory sanctions. Fitapelli Kurta is interested in hearing from investors who have complaints regarding SunTrust Investment Services (CRD# 17499).
Established in Georgia in 1985, SunTrust Investment Services is headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia and registered with 52 US states and territories. According to its BrokerCheck report, it has received 11 regulatory events and 12 customer complaints that evolved into arbitration.
In 2017 the Securities and Exchange Commission sanctioned the firm in connection to allegations it breached its fiduciary duty to advisory clients, “made inadequate disclosures” by failing to explain conflicts of interests, and had various deficiencies concerning its “mutual fund share class selection processes.” The firm was censured and ordered to pay a fine exceeding $1,148,000.