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UBS to pay another FINRA Award for Puerto Rico Municipal Bonds

Puerto Rico municipal bonds
(Last Updated On: July 24, 2017)

FINRA awards UBS Puerto Rico Municipal Bonds customers close to $800,000

According to Investment News, a FINRA all-public arbitration panel has awarded claimants $793,077.61 in a case involving the sale of Puerto Rico municipal bonds by UBS.

UBS and its affiliated firm, UBS Financial Services Inc. of Puerto Rico, have already paid millions of dollars due to client losses in Puerto Rico proprietary closed-end bond funds filled with Puerto Rico municipal securities issued by various authorities and agencies. Last year, they lost the largest claim to date for $18.6 million.

Madeleine Carrero, individually and as trustee of Fideicomiso Ulises Barros and Ulises Barros Carrero, charged UBS Financial Services and UBS Financial Services of Puerto Rico with several violations. Allegations  include misrepresentation, negligence, breach of contract, breach of fiduciary duty, unsuitability and unauthorized trading.

The causes of action related to claimants’ investments in tax-free government bonds issued by various Puerto Rico government agencies.

The award notice was published by the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority’s Office of Dispute Resolution.

UBS Financial Services Incorporated of Puerto Rico is a financial services firm that offers underwriting services. The firm is based in San Juan, Puerto Rico. UBS Financial Services Incorporated of Puerto Rico operates as a subsidiary of UBS Financial Services Inc.

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