Former Jefferies LLC Broker Ariel Rivero Investment Loss Options

Jefferies LLC

Were you the victim of former Jefferies LLC broker Ariel Rivero (CRD# 4236679) who is accused of unsuitable investment recommendations? Ariel Rivero has been registered with Insigneo Securities, LLC in Miami, Florida since 2021. 

Previously, he was registered with Jefferies LLC in Miami, Florida and with Leucadia Asset Management LLC in Miami, Florida from 2016 to 2022 as well as the following brokerage firms in recent years: 

  • Oppenheimer & Co. Inc. in Miami, Florida from 2015 to 2016
  • Morgan Stanley in Boca Raton, Florida from 2013 to 2015
  • Morgan Stanley in Boca Raton, Florida from 2013 to 2015
  • Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner & Smith Incorporated in Fort Lauderdale, Florida from 2001 to 2013

Ariel Rivero Faces Suitability Complaint

Ariel Rivero has been the subject of two customer complaints between 2021 and 2022, according to his CRD report:

April 2022. “Claimants allege that the respondents breached their fiduciary duties by recommending, failing to supervise the recommendation of, and misrepresenting the risks and facts related to two unsuitable outside investments. Respondents deny all allegations contained in the Statement of Claim.” The customer is seeking $999,999 in damages. The complaint took place while he was registered with Jefferies LLC and it was regarding outside investments in Octagon, S.A. and LMS Investments LLC. 

September 2021. “Client alleges breaches of fiduciary duties by placing Claimant into unsuitable and risky investments; unauthorized use of client funds; and failure to supervise and to maintain adequate system of supervision. Time Period: Late 2020 to present.” The customer sought $390,000 in damages and the case was settled for $260,000. The complaint was regarding options and exchange traded funds (ETFs) and took place while he was registered with Jefferies LLC. 

Pursuant to FINRA Rules, member firms are responsible for supervising a broker’s activities during the time the broker is registered with the firm. Therefore, Jefferies LLC may be liable for investment or other losses suffered by Ariel Rivero’s customers.

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