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Robert Doyle: $1 Million Complaint Against Axiom Advisor

New York City financial advisor Robert Doyle (CRD# 2309859) recently received an investor complaint alleging his conduct resulted in million-dollar losses. Financial Industry Regulatory Authority records show that he is a broker with Axiom Capital Management.

Mr. Doyle’s BrokerCheck report discloses multiple investor complaints. The most recent, filed in alleges that as an Axion Capital Management representative, he took unauthorized discretion in a client’s account, executed excessive trades, recommended unsuitable products, and generated excessive fees. The pending complaint alleges damages of $1 million.

An earlier investor complaint, filed in 2004, alleged that as a representative of CIBC World Markets, he recommended an unsuitable investment strategy, made misrepresentations of material facts regarding the risks associated with an investment strategy, and churned accounts. In 2005 the complaint reached a settlement of $600,000.

FINRA Rule 3260 outlines the conditions under which brokers like Mr. Doyle may engage in discretionary trading—the completion of securities transactions without prior consultation with the investor. The rule forbids brokers from exercising discretion without the customer’s prior written authorization and their firm’s acceptance of the customer’s account as discretionary. The firm’s acceptance must be “evidenced in writing by the member or the partner, officer or manager, duly designated by the member,” under the rule. Brokers who improperly engage in discretionary trading may be held liable for damages and/or subject to disciplinary action.

According to the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority, Robert Doyle holds 30 years of securities industry experience. Based in New York, New York, he has been a broker with Axiom Capital Management since 2002. His past registrations include CIBC World Markets (New York, New York; 1996-2002), Prudential Securities Incorporated (New York, New York; 1993-1996), and FN Wolf & Company (1993). His 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 Securities Agent State Law Examination, or Series 63. He currently holds 44 state licenses. (Information current as of October 2, 2023.)

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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