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Chris Shaw: GPB, REIT Complaints Against Ex-Kalos Advisor

Belmont, North Carolina financial advisor Chris Shaw (CRD# 5011382) has received multiple investor complaints alleging his investment recommendations resulted in damages. Financial Industry Regulatory Authority records show that Mr. Shaw is a broker with Newbridge Securities Corporation and an investment advisor with Newbridge Financial Services. He was previously registered with Pruco Securities and Kalos Capital. 

Mr. Shaw’s BrokerCheck report discloses seven investor complaints. The most recent, filed in 2021, alleged he breached contract, breached his fiduciary duty, engaged in negligence, and recommended “unsuitable, risky, illiquid, complex alternative investments” including non-traded real estate investment trusts (REITs). In 2021 the complaint reached a settlement of $25,000.

A second investor complaint, filed in 2021, alleged that he made misrepresentations and unsuitable recommendations in connection with a private placement product. The complaint reached a settlement of $14,125.

A third investor complaint, filed in 2020, alleged that as a Pruco Securities representative, Mr. Shaw recommended unsuitable investments in GPB Capital. In 2021 the complaint reached a settlement of $50,000.

A complaint filed in 2020 alleged that as a Kalos Capital representative, Mr. Shaw “engaged in misrepresentation and unsuitable recommendations” regarding investments in real estate securities and a private placement. In 2021 the complaint reached a settlement of $41,237.

A complaint filed in 2019 alleged that Mr. Shaw breached his fiduciary duty and recommended unsuitable alternatives while at Kalos Capital. In 2020 the complaint reached a settlement of $125,000.

A similar complaint, also filed in 2019, alleged that he recommended unsuitable alternative investments between 2012 and 2017, while at Kalos Capital. In 2020 the complaint reached a settlement of $175,000.

Mr. Shaw’s BrokerCheck report also discloses his 2020 firing from Pruco Securities. According to the disclosure, the firm terminated him in relation to allegations he “transacted discretionary trades in client brokerage accounts, and inaccurately marked certain trades as unsolicited when they were solicited.”

According to the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority, Christopher Shaw holds 15 years of securities industry experience. Based in Belmont, North Carolina, he has been a broker with Newbridge Securities Corporation since 2020 and an investment advisor with Newbridge Financial Services since 2021. He is licensed in North Carolina, South Carolina, and Texas. (Information current as of August 3, 2022.)

Carlson Law represents investors throughout the United States in claims against financial advisors and investment firms. If you or a loved one have suffered investment losses, please call us at 888-976-6111 or complete our contact form for a free and confidential consultation.

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