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$8.8 million paid to clients of former WealthWise financial adviser Jeffrey Forrest

The Tribune

The more than $8.8 million judgment awarded to clients of Jeffrey Forrest has been paid, six months after a financial regulatory agency determined that the former San Luis Obispo investment adviser had misrepresented a risky hedge fund as being safe. Forrest, who owned WealthWise LLC, and Associated Securities, an El Segundo-based broker-dealer with which his […]

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Finra Arbitration Claims Up Dramatically

Ignites

The number of arbitration claims filed with the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority has surged in the first seven months of 2009. Through July, investors filed 4,481 claims, as compared to 4,982 claims during all of last year. That’s a 71% increase in the number of new case filings over the same period in 2008, according […]

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Arbiter rules for San Diego investor, against Charles Schwab

San Diego News Network

The widow of a San Diego resident who lost trust fund money in a retirement fund advertised as being low-risk, but that invested in mortgage-backed securities, was awarded $157,498 today by an arbitration panel. The Financial Industry Regulatory Authority awarded the Everett Ross family trust 100 percent of its losses plus expert witness costs. “Although […]

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WealthWise owner Jeffrey Forrest barred from acting as an investment adviser by the SEC

The Tribune

Jeffrey Forrest can’t act as an investment adviser or work with broker-dealers A San Luis Obispo man charged with fraud by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission has been barred from acting as an investment adviser. Jeffrey Forrest, owner and principal of WealthWise LLC, will not be allowed to associate with any broker-dealer or be […]

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Why Brookstreet Investors Were In The Dark

Dow Jones

New details in the Brookstreet Securities Corp. case support investor advocates’ calls for lifting the curtain higher on details of brokers’ transactions, particularly how brokers are compensated and their use of margin accounts. The Securities and Exchange Commission on Thursday filed fraud charges against 10 former brokers for Brookstreet, an Irvine, Calif., brokerage that collapsed […]

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