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John Mateyko: $500K REIT Complaint Against IDEX Advisor
An investor complaint against Rolling Meadows, Illinois broker and investment advisor John Mateyko (CRD# 3275621) alleges half a million dollars in damages. Financial Industry Regulatory Authority records show that he is a representative of IDEX Financial Group, offering securities through Peachcap Securities.
Mr. Mateyko’s BrokerCheck report discloses one pending investor complaint. Filed in 2021, it alleges that as a representative of World Equity Group, he made unsuitable recommendations, misrepresented material facts, and failed to supervise “in regard to certain purchases of REITs and Business Development Programs” between 2014 and 2018. The pending complaint alleges damages of $500,000.
FINRA records disclose two earlier investor complaints concerning Mr. Mateyko that reached settlements. A complaint filed in 2020 alleged that as a representative of World Equity Group, he breached his fiduciary duty and engaged in negligence in relation to investments in real estate investment trusts, reaching a settlement of $750,000. In a Broker Statement on the disclosure, Mr. Mateyko commented, “This was not a fiduciary account and I was not named in this complaint,” asserting that the investments in question performed poorly after being “negatively affected by the COVID lockdowns.” An earlier complaint, filed in 2019, also alleged breach of fiduciary duty and negligence relating to REIT products, reaching a settlement of $23,000.
According to the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority, John Mateyko holds 18 years of securities industry experience. Based in Rolling Meadows, Illinois, he is a representative of IDEX Financial Group, offering securities through Peachcap Securities. He has been registered with Peachcap in Rolling Meadows and Serenbe, Georgia since 2018. His past registrations include World Equity Group (Rolling Meadows, Illinois; 2010-2018), Fifth Third Securities (Mount Prospect, Illinois; 2009-2010), Chase Investment Services (Schiller Park, Illinois; 2008-2009), US Bancorp Investments (Oak Park, Illinois; 2005-2007), Vision Investment Services (Rosemont, Illinois; 2005), Atlas Securities (San Leandro, California; 2002-2005), and Morgan Stanley DW (Purchase, New York; 2000-2001). His credentials include the passage of four securities industry qualifying exams: the General Securities Representative Examination, or Series 7; the Securities Industry Essentials Examination, or SIE; the Uniform Securities Agent State Law Examination, or Series 63; and the Uniform Investment Adviser Law Examination, or Series 65. He is licensed in Alabama, Arizona, California, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Kansas, Maryland, Minnesota, Nevada, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, South Carolina, Virginia, and Washington. (Information current as of May 22, 2022.)
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