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Michaela Tarpenyans: Westlake Village Advisor Has $100K Complaint

Western International Securities advisor Michaela Tarpenyans (CRD# 5399032) has received an investor complaint alleging her investment advice resulted in losses. Financial Industry Regulatory Authority records show that she is a broker and investment advisor based in Westlake Village, California. 

Ms. Tarpenyans’ BrokerCheck report discloses one investor complaint against her. Filed in June 2022, it alleges that as a representative of Western International Securities, she negligently represented corporate bond investments. The pending complaint alleges damages of $100,000.

For reference, negligence refers to an advisor’s failure to uphold their duty of care to their clients. Broadly speaking, that failure takes the form of an advisor doing something that a reasonably prudent advisor would not do under the same circumstances, or not doing something that a reasonably prudent advisor would do. The recommendation of unsuitable investments, the failure to diversify a portfolio, a lack of adequate due diligence on an investment: all of these can be forms of negligence. As with other forms of broker and advisor misconduct, representatives who engage in negligence may be held liable in the event of losses.

According to the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority, Michaela Tarpenyans holds 14 years of securities industry experience. Based in Westlake Village, California, she has been a broker and an investment advisor with Western International Securities since 2012. She was previously registered with Merrill Lynch in Westlake Village, California from 2007 until 2012. Her credentials include the passage of three securities industry qualifying exams: 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. She is licensed in California, Nebraska, Virginia, and Washington. (Information current as of August 4, 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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