George Hovany: Multiple Suitability Complaints From Investors

George HovanyPublicly available records published by the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) and accessed on June 16, 2018 indicate that Illinois-based Wayne Hummer Investments broker/adviser George Hovany has received several customer disputes. Fitapelli Kurta is interested in speaking to investors who have complaints regarding Mr. Hovany (CRD# 1188851).

George Hovany has spent 34 years in the securities industry and has been registered with Wayne Hummer Investments in Chicago, Illinois since 2008. Previous registrations include Ameriprise Advisor Services in Northbrook, Illinois (2005-2008); Banc of America Investment Services in Boston, Massachusetts (2004-2005); Quick & Reilly in New York, New York (2003-2004); RBC Dain Rauscher in New York, New York (1998-2003); Dain Rauscher (1996-1998); and Merrill Lynch in New York, New York (1983-1996). He has passed three securities industry examinations: Series 65 (Uniform Investment Adviser Law Examination), which he obtained on December 29, 1997; Series 63 (Uniform Securities Agent State Law Examination), which he obtained on October 17, 1983; and Series 7 (General Securities Representative Examination), which he obtained on September 17, 1983. He is a registered broker and investment adviser with 13 US states and territories: Alaska, Arizona, California, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Minnesota, New Jersey, North Carolina, Ohio, Virginia, Washington, and Wisconsin. He is registered with two self-regulatory organizations (SROs): the Chicago Stock Exchange and FINRA.

According to his BrokerCheck report, he has received two customer complaints and two denied customer complaints.

In April 2018 a customer alleged George Hovany, while employed at Wayne Hummer Investments, recommended an unsuitable investment in a non-traded real estate investment trust. The customer sought $200,000 in damages in the complaint, which was denied.

In 2010 a customer alleged George Hovany, while employed at Wayne Hummer Investments, recommended unsuitable investments in fixed annuities. The customer sought $42,000 in damages in the complaint, which was denied.

In 2001 a customer alleged George Hovany, while employed at Dain Rauscher, recommended unsuitable investments. The complaint settled for $125,000.

In 1987 a customer alleged he, while employed at Merrill Lynch, made unsuitable trades. The complaint settled for more than $29,200.

If you have complaints regarding George Hovany, call Fitapelli Kurta at 877-238-4175 for a free consultation. You may be entitled to recoup your losses. All cases are taken on contingency: we only receive payment if and when you recover money. You may have a limited window to file your complaint, so we encourage you to avoid delay. Call 877-238-4175 now to speak to an attorney for free.