Articles Tagged with unsuitable investments

Gregory O’Brien (CRD #: 3154314), a broker registered with PHX Financial, Incorporated, is facing allegations from clients regarding unsuitable use of margin and poor performance, according to his BrokerCheck record, accessed August 19, 2020. Do you have questions about Gregory O’Brien’s conduct as a broker? Keep reading to learn more.

On June 18, 2020, a client alleged that Gregory O’Brien utilized unsuitable levels of margin. The client is seeking $153,300 in damages; the dispute is pending.

This is not the only disclosure in Gregory O’Brien’s BrokerCheck record.

Maria Hendershott (CRD#: 818681), a registered representative with Raymond James & Associates in Houston, Texas, is currently engaged in a customer dispute in which a client alleges “unsuitable investments, misrepresentations and omissions, [and] overconcentration,” among other allegations, according to her BrokerCheck report accessed on October 3, 2019. The client, who filed the complaint on August 5, 2019, is seeking $175,000 in damages. This is not the only disclosure on Maria Hendershott’s BrokerCheck record. This is an update to our previous article on Maria Hendershott.

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To review, one of Maria Hendershott’s clients filed a complaint on November 27, 2018, alleging that she engaged in “breach of contract and warranties, promissory estoppel, [and violated] provisions of the Texas state securities statues,” among other allegations. The client originally requested $500,000 in damages, but the matter was settled for $55,000.

On October 3, 2017, a client alleged “gross mismanagement of accounts, investor abuse, churning, breach of fiduciary duty, negligence, [and] violation of industry rules.” The client requested $100,000 in damages, but the matter was settled for $75,000.

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