Discover How Rosa Fernandez’s UBS Case Shakes Haselkorn & Thibaut Investigation

Financial malpractice is a serious offense with far-reaching implications. A recent case under investigation by Haselkorn & Thibaut, a national investment fraud law firm, serves as a stark reminder of this. The case in question involves allegations against Rosa Fernandez, a former broker at UBS Financial Services Inc. and UBS Financial Services Incorporated of Puerto Rico.

The Seriousness of the Allegation and Case Information

The case, filed on September 14, 2023, is currently pending. The claimants allege that their investments in Puerto Rico closed-end funds (CEFs) were unsuitable, over-concentrated, and misrepresented as safe investments. This case is especially serious considering the potential financial losses that the claimants may have suffered due to these alleged actions.

The case number is 23-02237N11NN and is listed on BrokerCheck. The time frame of the alleged misconduct is unspecified. Rosa Fernandez was previously affiliated with UBS Financial Services Inc. and UBS Financial Services Incorporated of Puerto Rico (CRD 13042) from April 24, 1992, to January 30, 2018.

Understanding the Allegations and the FINRA Rule

In simple terms, the claimants allege that Rosa Fernandez recommended and sold them investments that were not suitable for their financial situation and risk tolerance. This is a violation of the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) Rule 2111, which requires brokers to have a reasonable basis to believe that a recommended transaction or investment strategy is suitable for the customer.

The claimants also allege that their investments were over-concentrated, meaning they had too much of their investment portfolio in one type of investment, increasing their risk. Lastly, they claim that the investments were misrepresented as safe, which could have led them to believe they were taking on less risk than they actually were.

Why This Matters for Investors

Investors place a great deal of trust in their financial advisors, relying on their expertise to make sound investment decisions. When this trust is violated, it can result in significant financial loss. This case serves as a reminder for investors to remain vigilant and to understand the investments they are making.

Allegations of unsuitable investments, over-concentration, and misrepresentation are serious and can result in significant financial losses. These losses can impact an investor’s financial security and retirement plans. It is critical that investors are aware of these risks and take steps to protect themselves.

Red Flags for Financial Advisor Malpractice and How Investors Can Recover Losses

There are several red flags that could indicate financial advisor malpractice. These include frequent buying and selling of securities, unauthorized trades, unsuitable investment recommendations, and lack of diversification in investment portfolio. If an investor notices any of these red flags, it is important to take action quickly.

Investors who believe they have been victims of financial malpractice can seek recovery through FINRA Arbitration. Haselkorn & Thibaut, with over 50 years of experience and a 98% success rate, specializes in helping investors recover losses due to financial malpractice. They offer free consultations and operate on a “No Recovery, No Fee” policy. Investors can reach them at their toll-free number, 1-800-856-3352.

Haselkorn & Thibaut is currently investigating the allegations against Rosa Fernandez and UBS Financial Services Inc. The firm has offices in Florida, New York, North Carolina, Arizona, and Texas, making it easily accessible to investors nationwide. With their impressive track record, they are well-equipped to assist investors in recovering their losses.

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