How to Bring a Claim Against Independent Financial Group, LLC Financial Advisor Lyle Boudreaux
Posted on Sunday, March 11th, 2018 at 8:31 am
Were you the victim of Independent Financial Group, LLC financial advisor Lyle Boudreaux (CRD# 4303420). Boudreaux has been registered with Independent Financial Group, LLC in Houston, Texas since 2012. Boudreaux was previously employed by Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner & Smith Incorporated in Houston, Texas from 2007 to 2012, when he was terminated regarding, “Conduct involving failing to update a family member/client’s account record to indicate that the client was deceased and continuing to execute transactions in the account on behalf of the estate’s representative prior to obtaining the proper paperwork.”
Boudreaux is alleged to recommend unsuitable exchange-traded funds (ETFs) that resulted in losses to his clients. An ETF tracks an index, a commodity, bonds, or a basket of assets like an index fund and trades like a common stock on a stock exchange. ETFs experience price changes throughout the day as they are bought and sold. ETFs typically have higher daily liquidity and lower fees than mutual fund shares, making them an attractive alternative for individual investors.
Boudreaux has been the subject of three customer complaints in 2017, according to his CRD report:
October 2017. “Client allegedly suffered losses in an advisory account from 2015 to 2016 due to an ETF position that she claims was innapropriate.” The customer is seeking $210,000 in damages and the case is currently pending.
April 2017. “Statement of claim alleges breach of contract, violation of state securities laws, and negligence in connection with leveraged ETFs purchased from 2014 to 2016.” The customer is seeking $100,000 in damages and the case is currently pending.
January 2017. “Client allegedly suffered losses as a result of an ETF position in an advisory account.” The customer sought $120,000 in damages and the case was settled for $80,000.
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, Independent Financial Group, LLC may be liable for investment or other losses suffered by Boudreaux’s customers.
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