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UBS Financial Broker Runs The Burish Group in the Midwest 

If you are an investor who suffered losses while working with UBS broker Andrew Burish, please contact our broker fraud attorneys at Shepherd Smith Edwards and Kantas (SSEK Law Firm at investorlawyers.com). 

Burish is considered a top UBS financial advisor who is head of The Burish Group in Madison, Wisconsin. He is accused of repeatedly recommending the short-selling of Tesla, Inc. shares, causing over $23M in losses for four couples, who are all related, and another investor. Tesla is an electric vehicle and clean energy company founded by billionaire Elon Musk. 

FINRA Panel’s Ruling is UBS Financial’s Third Loss Involving Yield Enhancement Strategy

In a Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) arbitration ruling, UBS Financial Services (UBS) must pay an Ohio couple $371K for financial losses they sustained from the brokerage firm’s Yield Enhancement Strategy (YES). 

This is the third UBS Yes Strategy arbitration claim that the broker-dealer has lost, including one award for $1M to two Denver investors this year. The first award against UBS over its Yield Enhancement Strategy, for $90K, was granted to an investor in December. 

Florida Arbitration Panel Refuses To Expunge Advisors’ Record of Options Overlay Case

In December, a  Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) arbitration panel in Boca Raton, Florida awarded a UBS Wealth management client and retiree $89,675 in his UBS Yield Enhancement Strategy (YES) claim over significant losses he sustained in the brokerage firm’s options overlay strategy. 

The award was for his unsuitability claim against UBS Financial Services. He also alleged negligence, fraud, breach of fiduciary duty, negligence, omissions, failure to supervise, and breach of contract.

Lincoln, Nebraska Stockbroker Named In Multiple Six-Figure Options Overlay Claims 

A Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) arbitration panel has awarded two claimants over $1M in their UBS Yield Enhancement Strategy (YES) claim against respondent UBS Financial Services (UBS). 

Their broker, Jason Mathew Dworak, was not a respondent in the customer dispute. However, according to the FINRA award, the panel did not grant the broker-dealer’s request that the case be expunged from his CRD records. Dworak also is named in other pending options overlay claims involving UBS YES.

High Net Worth Individual Investor Alleges That UBS Group AG Persuaded Him To Buy On Margin 

Guo Wengui, a rich Chinese businessman exiled in New York, has filed a lawsuit against UBS Financial Group after losing $500M. 

Wengui contends that the bank pressured him into borrowing funds to invest in shares of Haitong Securities, Co., a brokerage firm in China. This high net worth institutional investor alleges that in 2015, UBS forced the stock’s sale during both a 45% drop in Haitong’s shares, which were traded in Hong Kong and a market route. Guo said that he lost his entire investment.

New York Stockbroker and Investment Advisor is Accused of Misrepresentations and Unsuitability  

Eric Andrew Wittenberg, a managing director and private wealth advisor at UBS Group AG (UBS) in the New York metropolitan area, is being blamed by a number of the firm’s customers for investment losses they suffered after he recommended the UBS Yield Enhancement Strategy (YES) to them.

Wittenberg is one of many UBS registered representatives named in Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) arbitration claims over this program.

Investors May Have Been Subject to Unsuitable Recommendations & Misrepresentations

If you are a UBS customer whose broker persuaded you to invest in Noble Corporation, you likely have lost money. The offshore drilling company filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection on July 31 in Houston, Texas. 

Noble Corp. took a huge financial hit this year as COVID-19 caused oil and gas prices to plunge in value, making oil wells below the sea too costly. However, the company’s financial woes did not stop UBS Financial Group from recommending Noble stock shares to investors all the way leading up to its bankruptcy filing.

Florida Financial Advisor is Named in at Least 10 FINRA Cases, Including One $25 Million Claim 

If you suffered losses while working with UBS Financial Services (UBS) stockbroker, Jose Manuel Cornide, Jr., you may be able to file a Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) arbitration claim for your losses. Cornide, who is based out of Coral Gables in South Florida, is the head of Edinroc Financial Group, which is a UBS private wealth management group.

Jose Cornide is named in multiple FINRA arbitration cases brought by customers for losses they suffered from the firm’s Yield Enhancement Strategy (YES Strategy). They are just some of the UBS clients who were sold on what was supposed to be a  low-risk trading strategy that would allow them to earn enhanced yield. Instead, many of these UBS customers are now contending with significant losses. 

Pending Allegations Likely Involve UBS YES Strategy 

Frederick Maximillian Kort, a former UBS Financial (UBS) broker, is facing allegations that he made misrepresentations when making unsuitable investment recommendations to customers. 

According to his BrokerCheck record, there are two pending customer disputes against him,  both involving an options overlay strategy. While the disclosure does not specifically state so, this is likely UBS’s Yield Enhancement Strategy, in which many of the firm’s registered representatives have come under fire for selling to investors. 

Senior Investor Sues UBS Financial For Losses Caused by Yield Enhancement Strategy 

A Texas retiree says UBS’s Yield Enhancement Strategy (“YES”) is to blame for investment losses he suffered over a short time period at the end of 2018.  According to the claim filed with the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (“FINRA”), the YES program was unsuitably recommended to him as it is a highly risky investment program. Now, the claimant is seeking up to $100,000 in damages.

Our broker-dealer fraud lawyers at Shepherd Smith Edwards & Kantas (“SSEK Law Firm”) are representing this investor as well as several others seeking to recoup wrongful losses from UBS Financial’s YES program. SSEK Law Firm represents investors nationwide, including in UBS YES claims.  The most recent case SSEK Law Firm has filed will be held in Dallas. 

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