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Don Houston: $105K Complaint Against US Investors Advisor
A pending investor complaint against Vancouver, Washington financial advisor Don Houston (CRD# 5527507) alleges that he recommended an unsuitable investment. Financial Industry Regulatory Authority records show that he is currently registered as a broker and an investment advisor with LPL Financial, doing business as US Investors International.
Mr. Houston’s BrokerCheck report discloses one investor complaint. Filed in February 2023, it alleges that while he was a representative of Cambridge Investment Research, he recommended an unsuitable investment strategy that included “high commission, speculative, and illiquid alternative investments.” The pending complaint alleges damages of $105,000.
As a broker an investment advisor with LPL Financial, Mr. Houston operates as a representative of US Investors International, which offers securities through LPL. His profile on the firm’s website states that he joined the firm in March 2020 as an “Investment Executive,” working with investors in Southwest Washington and Oregon. As the profile explains further, he served in the United States military before entering the financial services industry, as a Marine and then a soldier in the US Army. “He is an active member of a Freemason’s organization and has volunteered on local boards, including the Childhood Language Development program,” the profile adds. More information about the firm is available here.
According to the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority, Don Houston holds 14 years of securities industry experience. Based in Vancouver, Washington and Tigard, Oregon, he has been a broker and an investment advisor with LPL Financial since 2020, doing business as US Investors International. His registration history includes Cambridge Investment Research (Vancouver, Washington; 2015-2020), Cetera Investment Services (Vancouver, Washington; 2012-2015), and Edward Jones (Vancouver, Washington; 2008-2012). His credentials include the passage of four securities industry qualifying exams: the General Securities Principal Examination, or Series 24; the General Securities Representative Examination, or Series 7; the Securities Industry Essentials Examination, or SIE; and the Uniform Combined State Law Examination, or Series 66. He is licensed in Arizona, Oregon, Texas, and Washington. (Information current as of April 1, 2023.)
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