Morgan Stanley Broker William Ard Accused of Unsuitable Investment Recommendations

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Erez Law is currently investigating Morgan Stanley broker William Ard (CRD# 1133673) regarding unsuitable investment recommendations. Ard has been registered with Morgan Stanley in Short Hills, New Jersey since 2009.

Ard has been the subject of two customer complaints between 2018 and 2020, according to his CRD report:

  • December 2020. “Claimant alleges, inter alia, unsuitability with respect to investments – 2018 – 2020.” The customer is seeking $6,500,000 in damages and the case is currently pending.
  • October 2018. “Claimants allege inter alia, unsuitability with respect to investments – 2017 – 2018.” The customer case is currently pending. The complaint was regarding common and preferred stocks.

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, Morgan Stanley may be liable for investment or other losses suffered by Ard’s customers.

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