Erez Law is currently investigating UBS Financial Services Inc. financial advisor James Dillon (CRD# 1108921) regarding losses sustained from investments in Puerto Rico bonds. Dillon has been registered with UBS Financial Services Inc. in New York, New York since 2006.
Puerto Rico suffers from long-term financial and economic deficiencies that rendered its credit increasingly more speculative. The deterioration of Puerto Rico’s financial condition culminated in its debt being downgraded to junk status or speculative (below investment grade). For the past several years, Puerto Rico has been struggling with compounding debt and economic decline. As a result, the value of Puerto Rico’s municipal tax-free bonds has considerably fallen. Since September 2013, when the steep decline in Puerto Rico bond values began, investors holding these bonds have suffered massive losses. In May 2017, Puerto Rico filed for bankruptcy protection from creditors in what is being described as the largest municipal bankruptcy filing in history.
Dillon has been the subject of one customer complaint, according to his CRD report:
August 2017. “Time frame: 2011 through 2013 Claimant alleges unsuitable concentration in connection with her purchase of Puerto Rico Municipal Bonds.” The customer is seeking $500,000 in damages and the case is currently pending.
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, UBS Financial Services Inc. may be liable for investment or other losses suffered by Dillon’s customers.
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