Investment Loss Options for Clients of Raymond James Financial Services, Inc. Broker Stephen Hollingsworth

Raymond James & Associates Inc.

Erez Law is currently investigating Raymond James Financial Services, Inc. broker Stephen Hollingsworth (CRD# 1328648) who is accused of unauthorized trades and unsuitable investment recommendations. He has been registered with Raymond James Financial Services, Inc. in Newton, Massachusetts, since 2010. 

Stephen Hollingsworth Customer Complaints

He has been the subject of four customer complaints between 2007 and 2022, according to his CRD report. The most recent complaints were regarding: 

October 2022. “Former clients allege that FA purchased and sold securities without authorization, executed an inappropriately high volume of transactions, improperly recommended margin, purchased unsuitable investments in their accounts, and improperly communicated through Facebook messenger. Allegation Activity Dates: 11/7/10 – 9/2/21.” The customer is seeking $762,908 in damages and the case is currently pending. The complaint was regarding common and preferred stocks, closed-end funds, and self-directed fee based accounts.

May 2018. “Client alleges unsuitable investments. 01/01/2013 – 03/28/2018.” The customer sought $100,000 in damages and the case was settled for $40,000.

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, Raymond James Financial Services, Inc. may be liable for investment or other losses suffered by Stephen Hollingsworth’s customers.

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Author: Jeffrey Erez

The founder of Erez Law, Jeffrey Erez, focuses exclusively on securities arbitration and litigation. Mr. Erez passionately believes in representing aggrieved investors and obtaining justice for his clients through litigation.