According to BrokerCheck records financial advisor Murray Roark (Roark), currently employed by B. Riley Wealth Management (B. Riley Wealth), has been subject to at least five customer complaints during the course of his career. According to records kept by The Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) Roark has been accused by multiple customers of unsuitable investment advice concerning various investment products including energy stocks most likely including energy related investments like master limited partnerships (MLPs). The law offices of Gana Weinstein LLP continue to report on investor related losses and potential legal remedies due to recommendations to investor in oil and gas and commodities related investments.
In May 2019 a customer filed a complaint alleging that Roark violated the securities laws by engaging in, among other violations, from June 2013 to April 2017 the broker engaged in breach of fiduciary duty, negligence, negligent supervision, unsuitable recommendations and concentration in the energy sector. The claim alleges $300,000 in damages and is currently pending.
In February 2016 a customer filed a complaint alleging that Roark violated the securities laws by engaging in, among other violations, that there was a lack of diversification, over concentration, and misrepresentation. The dates of alleged activities are October 2014 through December 2015. The claim alleges $303,950 and was settled for $275,000.
Our firm handles claims and is also investigating securities claims against brokerage firms over sales practices related to the recommendations of oil & gas and commodities products such as exchange traded notes (ETNs), structured notes, private placements, master limited partnerships (MLPs), leveraged ETFs, mutual funds, and individual stocks.