Publicly available records provided by the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) on May 18, 2017 indicate that former California-based Investment Placement Group broker/adviser David Guss has been the subject of a customer dispute and is currently not affiliated with any broker-dealer firm. Fitapelli Kurta is interested in speaking to investors who have complaints regarding Mr. Guss (CRD# 1211800).
David Guss has spent 32 years in the securities industry and was most recently registered with Investment Placement Group in San Diego, California (1984-2017). He has no previous registrations. He has passed two securities industry examinations: Series 7 (General Securities Representative Examination) and Series 24 (General Securities Principal Examination). He is currently not registered with any state or firm.
According to his BrokerCheck report, David Guss has received one customer complaint and one regulatory sanction.
In 2002 a customer alleged David Guss, while employed at Investment Placement Group, purchased and sold unsuitable investments in Latin American government and corporate debt securities. The complaint settled for more than $186,500.
In 1998 the National Association of Securities Dealers sanctioned him following allegations that his firm, under his direction and control, “failed to develop and maintain a continuing and current education program for its registered persons” and that specifically it “failed to complete a training needs analysis, failed to develop a written training plan, and failed to implement a continuing education program in accordance with the firm’s assessment of its training needs and a written training program.” He was censured and issued a fine of $2,500.
If you or someone you know has lost money investing with David Guss, call Fitapelli Kurta at 877-238-4175 for a free consultation. You may be eligible to recoup your losses. Fitapelli Kurta accepts all cases on a contingency basis: we only get paid if and when you collect money. Time to file your claim may be limited, so we encourage you to avoid delay. Call 877-238-4175 now to speak to an attorney for free.