Robert T. Graham is currently employed as a Broker and/or Investment Adviser at EDWARD JONES located at 510 N GUADALUPE SUITE L, SANTA FE, NM, 87501.
Robert T. Graham has worked at EDWARD JONES since November 05, 1996
Robert T. Graham has 1 Disclosure Event(s).
Date: April 10, 2007 Category: Customer Dispute Allegations: CLIENT STATES THE FA WAS SUPPOSED TO PURCHASE AN ANNUITY IN THE CHAMBER OF COMMERCE'S NAME. CLIENT STATES THE PURCHASE WAS NEVER MADE AND THE FA HAD HIM SIGN PAPERWORK ESTABLISHING HIM AS THE OWNER, YET NEVER DISCLOSED THAT THE CLIENT (NOT THE CHAMBER) WAS THE REGISTERED OWNER OF THE ANNUITY. CLIENT INDICATES THAT IN 2006 HE WAS ADVISED THAT THE CHAMBER WAS ISSUING A 1099 TO HIM AS A RESULT OF CHANGING THE OWNERSHIP. CLIENT BELIEVES EDWARD JONES AND THE CHAMBER SHOULD ASSUME RESPONSIBILITY FOR THE TAX LIABILITY AS WELL AS INTEREST AND PENALTIES. CLIENT DOES NOT MAKE A SPECIFIC CLAIM;HOWEVER, ALLEGED DAMAGES APPEAR TO EXCEED $5,000.00. Damage Amount Requested: $5,000.00 Broker Comment: ACCORDING TO THE FA, $75K WAS DEPOSITED IN THE (CHAMBER) ACCOUNT IN APRIL 2004. THE FA HAS INDICATED THE CLIENT INFORMED HIM THE FUNDS WERE A SETTLEMENT OF A SERVICE CONTRACT WITH THE CHAMBER AND THAT AN ANNUITY WAS TO BE PURCHASED IN THE CHAMBER'S NAME FOR WHICH THE CLIENT WAS TO BE THE BENEFICIARY. THE FA HAS INDICATED THE CLIENT INTENDED TO TAKE OWNERSHIP OF THE ANNUITY IN 01/05. AFTER THE INFORMATION FOR THE ANNUITY WAS SUBMITTED TO AIG SUNAMERICA (AIG), THE COMPANY APPEARS TO HAVE REQUESTED DOCUMENTATION EVIDENCING THAT THE CLIENT WAS AUTHORIZED TO MAKE DECISIONS ON BEHALF OF THE CHAMBER. (THIS INFORMATION WAS PROVIDED TO THE COMPANY.) APPARENTLY, THE BRANCH OFFICE STAFF WAS SUBSEQUENTLY CONTACTED BY AN ASSOCIATE OF AIG WHO EXPLAINED THE CONTRACT MAY NOT BE ABLE TO BE ISSUED IN THE NAME OF THE CHAMBER. THE FA HAS INDICATED IT WAS SUGGESTED THAT THE ANNUITY BE PURCHASED IN THE CLIENT'S NAME AFTER WHICH THE OWNER COULD BE CHANGED TO THE CHAMBER. OUR RECORDS REFLECT AN APPLICATION WAS COMPLETED IN WHICH THE CLIENT WAS NAMED AS THE OWNER/ANNUITANT. THE FA HAS INDICATED WHEN THE CONTRACT WAS DELIVERED TO THE CLIENT, HE AGAIN EXPLAINED THAT THE CONTRACT HAD NOT BEEN ISSUED IN THE CHAMBER'S NAME AND ALSO DISCUSSED THE CHANGE OF OWNERSHIP WITH THE CLIENT. HE HAS FURTHER INDICATED HE SUGGESTED DISCUSSING THE CHANGE IN OWNERSHIP WITH THE CLIENT'S TAX PROFESSIONAL TO DETERMINE WHAT, IF ANY, TAX CONSEQUENCES WOULD BE ASSOCIATED WITH THE CHANGE. BASED ON OUR REVIEW, WE ARE RESPECTFULLY DENYING THE CLIENT'S REQUEST FOR COMPENSATION. AS PREVIOUSLY STATED, THE CLIENT COMPLETED AN APPLICATION FOR WHICH HE WAS NAMED THE OWNER AND ANNUITANT OF THE CONTRACT AND THE CLIENT HAS RECEIVED STATEMENTS SINCE APRIL 2004 (APPROXIMATELY THREE YEARS) WHICH HAVE REFLECTED THE ANNUITY WAS REGISTERED IN HIS NAME. CLAIM DENIED.
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