A Finra all-public arbitration panel has awarded claimants $793,077.61 in a case involving the sale of Puerto Rico municipal bonds by UBS.
The claimants — Madeleine Carrero, individually and as trustee of Fideicomiso Ulises Barros and Ulises Barros Carrero — charged UBS Financial Services and UBS Financial Services of Puerto Rico with a slew of violations. Among others, they included misrepresentation, negligence, breach of contract, breach of fiduciary duty, unsuitability and unauthorized trading.
The causes of action related to claimants' investments in tax-free government bonds issued by various Puerto Rico government agencies.
The award notice was published by the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority's Office of Dispute Resolution.