Erez Law is interested in speaking with investors who may have suffered losses due to investments with Cetera Investment Services LLC broker Leo Li-Yuan Chien (Leo Chien) (CRD# 4169619) regarding Beechwood Bermuda (fka PB Life and Old Mutual) investment losses, which is an annuity product offered by Northstar Financial Services (Bermuda) Ltd. Beechwood Bermuda is also known as Beechwood Omnia.
He has been registered with Cetera Investment Services LLC in San Gabriel, California since 2012.
It is alleged that Cetera Financial Services and Leo Chien failed to inform clients of the inherent risks related to investments in Beechwood Bermuda, as well as Northstar Financial Services (Bermuda) Ltd., and Healthcare Trust Inc., a non-traded real estate investment trust (REIT) that is in financial trouble.
Leo Chien Customer Complaints
He has been the subject of four customer complaints between 2011 and 2022, one of which was denied, according to his CRD report:
April 2022. “Claimant alleges unsuitable alternative investment recommendations which resulted in losses.” The customer is seeking $100,000 in damages and the case is currently pending. The complaint was regarding real estate security losses.
March 2022. “Claimant alleges unsuitable investment recommendations which resulted in losses.” The case is currently pending. The complaint was regarding variable annuity and REIT losses.
July 2021. “Claimants allege that their registered representative recommended unsuitable investments.” The case is currently pending. The complaint was regarding direct investments and real estate securities.
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, Cetera Investment Services LLC may be liable for investment or other losses suffered by Leo Chien’s customers.
Erez Law represents investors in the United States for claims against brokers and brokerage firms for wrongdoing. If you have experienced investment losses, please call us at 888-840-1571 or complete our contact form for a free consultation. Erez Law is a nationally recognized law firm representing individuals, trusts, corporations and institutions in claims against brokerage firms, banks and insurance companies on a contingency fee basis.
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