Have You Lost Money with CAROLINE KORN of BRIGHTON SECURITIES CORP.?
Caroline Korn and Brighton Securities Corp.
Have you lost money with financial advisor Caroline Korn from Rochester, New York? We are currently investigating allegations made by FINRA (the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority) made against Korn’s former brokerage firm, Brighton Securities Corp. FINRA alleged that Brighton Securities Corp. failed to adequately supervise Caroline Korn, when she made unsuitable recommendations to her customers to switch from Class “A” shares of one mutual fund to another.
“A” shares of mutual funds typically have upfront commissions of 2% to 5%, and Korn was recommending that six of her clients exchange these shares between March 2013 and March 2014. As such, these clients were paying 2% to 5% commissions on a short term basis, and FINRA alleged that this was excessive and unsuitable. FINRA also previously brought a separate regulatory action against Korn for the same conduct. As part of this investigation, Brighton Securities Corp. was ordered to pay restitution of $19,453 to six customers, and also ordered to pay a $50,000 fine.
Caroline Korn was a registered representative and financial advisor with Brighton Securities Corp. from December 2005 to March 2014. She was also an advisor with Pinnacle Investments from April 2014 to the present. She worked out of branch offices in Rochester, New York. Korn has been the subject of at least three customer complaints, some alleging unsuitable and excessive trading with mutual funds.
Broker-dealers like Brighton Securities Corp. have a responsibility to adequately supervise all representatives who are registered through their firm, including investments sold by their registered representatives. Broker-dealers also must take steps to ensure that their financial advisors follow all securities rules and regulations, such as to refrain from excessively trading a customer’s account or switching mutual funds. When broker-dealers fail to adequately supervise their registered representatives, they may be liable for investment losses sustained by customers.
Our firm represents investors throughout the country who are victims of financial advisors’ negligence and fraud. Our firm has offices in Denver and Seattle, but we continue to represent investors throughout the U.S., including New York.
If you have lost money with Caroline Korn and Brighton Securities Corp., and want to hear about ALL legal options, please visit https://www.israelsneuman.com/ or CONTACT US at 720-599-3505.
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