PrimeVest Financial Services, Inc.
Our Investment Attorneys Recover Your Losses
Formerly known as Bankers Systems Brokerage Services, PrimeVest Financial
Services, Inc. is a self-clearing broker-dealer company. As a subsidiary
of ING Group, the company operates with its headquarters in St. Cloud,
Minnesota. PrimeVest was founded in 1984 and provides banking, insurance,
and asset management services to private, corporate, and institutional clients.
Like many large investment firms, PrimeVest Financial has far too many
brokers to monitor at any given time, and thus has a disciplinary record
with the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA). In 2006,
FINRA fined PrimeVest over $1 million for accepting commissions in return for illegal favoring of certain investment
funds. PrimeVest was actually 1 of 4 companies who were fined for a total
of $7 million. According to FINRA regulations, no investment firm can
favor share distribution in return for commissions. This dishonest transactions
rightly earned a large fine.
More recently, in 2011 PrimeVest Financial was fined $10,000 for failing
to accurately report dozens of TRACE-eligible trades during the 3rd quarter of 2010. TRACE, or the Trade Reporting and Compliance Engine,
ensures that there is total transparency between investment firms and
their clients. TRACE is an important part of holding financial institutions
accurate reporting is part of what keeps the financial industry healthy
and ethical. TRACE prevents fraud, so FINRA fines ensure that investment firms are
creating accurate records of their activities.
Your Rights as an Investor
PrimeVest Financial Services, Inc. and all other FINRA-licensed investment
firms are required by law to oversee their brokers to ensure ethical action
on behalf of each investor. Monitoring the activity of each broker is
designed to prevent fraud and negligence, but that level of oversight
is not always maintained. If a PrimeVest broker acts in such a way that
wrongfully deprives an investor of substantial financial assets, intentionally
FINRA regulations give investors the right to hold PrimeVest legally responsible
to recover those losses.
Meyer Wilson Fights for Underdog Investors
While FINRA laws provide rights to investors in the event of negligence
or fraud, they are essentially a police force for the financial industry
and are not concerned with fighting on behalf of victims.
That’s what Meyer Wilson does. We have the experience and resources to go toe-to-toe with the nation’s
largest, oldest investment firms on your behalf. You may feel like you’re
facing a Goliath, but Meyer Wilson can help you become a David, with the
precision to defeat financial giants like PrimeVest. We conduct claims
in federal and state court as well as in private arbitration through FINRA
and the American Arbitration Association.
To find out if you have a case against PrimeVest Financial Services, Inc.
for your losses, call us or complete our online form for a
free case evaluation.