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Levin Law Investigates Broker Chuck Roberts

Brian Levin | 2.3.2024

Chuck Roberts of Stifel, Nicolaus, & Co Is Under Investigation

Roberts, a stockbroker, is facing pending allegations of unsuitable investment recommendations in structured products also known as structured notes.  According to FINRA, Chuck Roberts is facing at least 16 public disclosures, and over a dozen pending customer complaints that amount to over $32 million in total alleged damages. The complaints all seem to relate to the sale of structured notes, financial instruments that are usually linked to an underlying asset like a specific stock or index fund.  Roberts is a well-experienced stock broker with over 33 years of financial experience and has been with Stifel, Nicolaus, & Co. since 2016. 

What Are Structured Notes?

Structured notes are sophisticated financial instruments characterized by a harmonious integration of diverse underlying assets, such as stocks, bonds, and derivatives. Serving as a customized investment symphony, these instruments empower investors to compose their own financial narrative by orchestrating a unique blend of risk and return. For example, a structured note may combine the stability inherent in bonds with the dynamic potential of an equity index, providing investors with a tailored investment composition to align with their individual risk tolerance and financial goals.

What Risks Are Associated With Investing in Structured Notes?

Investing in illiquid structured notes comes with notable risks, mainly due to the challenge of converting these assets into cash swiftly. The primary concern is the potential difficulty in selling these notes at favorable prices, exposing investors to the uncertainties of market fluctuations. Moreover, the absence of a robust secondary market for illiquid structured notes can make it challenging to find willing buyers or sellers, adding complexity to the process and potentially hindering the investor's ability to manage their investments effectively. It's akin to navigating a financial landscape where liquidity can be elusive when needed.

Chuck Roberts Caught Up in SEC Crackdown on Structured Products

The Securities and Exchange Commission has been cracking down on misconduct on behalf of financial stock brokers who invest in these structured products. In recent years, the SEC has taken action against multiple financial advisors engaging in these structured notes. These cases specifically involve the sale of risky and unsuitable structured notes to investors.

If you've incurred investment losses due to dealings with Chuck Roberts, consider reaching out to Levin Law. They specialize in assisting investors like you in recovering losses through FINRA arbitration, a forum dedicated to resolving disputes with financial advisors. Consulting with Levin Law's experienced securities attorneys can provide clarity on your legal rights and guide you through the FINRA arbitration process.

Learn more about stockbroker misconduct here.

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