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Philip van Staden: 700K Complaint Against Green Vista Advisor

Winter Park, Florida financial advisor Philip van Staden (CRD# 4489166) has received multiple investor complaints in recent years, including one that reached a six-figure settlement. Financial Industry Regulatory Authority records show that he is a broker and an investment advisor with Green Vista Capital. 

Mr. van Staden’s BrokerCheck report discloses three investor complaints. The most recent, filed in August 2022, alleges unsuitable investment recommendations, breach of fiduciary duty, and gross negligence while he was a representative of Green Vista Capital. The pending complaint alleges damages of $700,000.

An earlier investor complaint, filed in May 2021, alleged due diligence failures, misrepresentations, and unsuitable investment recommendations. In February 2022 the complaint reached a settlement of $150,000.

A third investor complaint, filed in May 2021, alleged that as a representative of The Strategic Financial Alliance, he misrepresented and recommended unsuitable conservative easement investments. The pending complaint alleges damages of $126,656.

According to the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority, Philip van Staden holds 19 years of securities industry experience. Based in Winter Park, Florida, he has been a broker with Green Vista Capital and an investment advisor with Green Vista Asset Management since 2018. His past registrations include The Strategic Financial Alliance (Winter Park, Florida; 2014-2018) and G.A. Repple & Company (Casselberry, Florida; 2003-2014). 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 holds 46 state licenses. (Information current as of September 28, 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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