While most financial advisors are capable and responsive to our needs, what happens when you incur losses because your financial advisor violated your trust or engaged in self-dealing? The answer depends on what type of advisor was handling your money and what actions they took. Did the advisor follow your instructions or go against your wishes? Did they misrepresent the risk associated with an investment, or did market conditions cause the loss?
In a recent article published in the Connecticut Hearst papers, including the Connecticut Post, New Haven Register and Stamford Advocate, David Slossberg explains what losses are considered part of normal investing and which can be attributed to “bad behavior” by your financial advisor. He also provides guidance on how these types of claims and financial losses can be adjudicated.