Advisor Jingbo Pan (Pan), currently employed by Vestech Securities, Inc. (Vestech Securities) and formerly employed by Coastal Equities, Inc. (Coastal Equities) has been subject to at least three customer complaints and one employment termination for cause during the course of his career. According to a BrokerCheck report the customer complaints concerns alternative investments such as direct participation products (DPPs) like business development companies (BDCs), non-traded real estate investment trusts (REITs), oil & gas programs, annuities, and private placements. The attorneys at Gana Weinstein LLP have represented hundreds of investors who suffered losses caused by these types of high risk, low reward products.
In February 2020 Pan was discharged for cause by Coastal Equities on allegations that Pan failed to follow firm procedures by failing to obtain prior principal approval before submitting an order for execution.
In November 2019 a customer complained that Pan violated the securities laws by alleging that Pan engaged in sales practice violations related to DPPs and breached his fiduciary duty and was negligent. The claim alleges $125,000 in damages and settled for $25,000.
In September 2019 a customer complained that Pan violated the securities laws by alleging that Pan engaged in sales practice violations related to DPPs and breached his fiduciary duty, negligent, and failed to supervise. The claim alleges $90,000 in damages and settled for $20,000.