Did The GMS Group Financial Advisor Scott Rosenberg Sell You Puerto Rico Bonds?
Posted on Thursday, November 2nd, 2017 at 1:51 pm
Erez Law is currently investigating The GMS Group financial advisor Scott Rosenberg (CRD# 2780504) regarding recommending unsuitable and high risk Puerto Rico bonds. Rosenberg has been registered with The GMS Group in Boca Raton, Florida since 2000.
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. This filing came about after Governor Ricardo Rossello failed to persuade Puerto Rico’s creditors to settle for a reduced payment amount, the government faced new lawsuits pending from their defaults, and the proposed 10-year fiscal plan only (see our previous post here) that was approved in March 2017 covered a quarter of the debt payments necessary for the island.
Rosenberg has been the subject of five customer complaints, two which were closed without action and two were denied, according to his CRD report:
March 2016. “Misrepresentation and Unsuitable Investments. The customer sought $23,889 in damages and the case was settled for $20,727.39.
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, The GMS Group may be liable for investment or other losses suffered by Rosenberg’s customers.
Erez Law represents investors in the United States for claims against The GMS Group financial advisor Scott Rosenberg, who is alleged to recommend unsuitable and high risk Puerto Rico bonds. If you were a client of The GMS Group or another firm, and 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.