Tagged with "FINRA"

FINRA Arbitration Claims Decline

Posted on May 13th, 2022 at 12:20 PM
FINRA Arbitration Claims Decline

Fewer investors have been filing arbitration claims to recover their investment losses. However, industry experts anticipate that the case count may climb, if not skyrocket, later this year due to recent market volatility.

 
 

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FINRA Expected to Address Retail Investor Exposure to Complex ETFs

Posted on May 10th, 2022 at 1:21 PM
FINRA Expected to Address Retail Investor Exposure to Complex ETFs

The Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) recently requested comments on whether stricter measures ought to be implemented to curb retail investor access to complex ETFs.

 
 

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FINRA Cracks Down On UBS and Berthel Fisher

Posted on May 4th, 2022 at 1:35 PM
FINRA Cracks Down On UBS and Berthel Fisher

The Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) has issued a $350,000 fine to UBS for failing to report trades in TRACE-eligible securities.

 
 

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FINRA Bars Former Ameriprise Advisor Who “Falsified” Client Event Expenses

Posted on May 2nd, 2022 at 2:36 PM
FINRA Bars Former Ameriprise Advisor Who “Falsified” Client Event Expenses

The Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) has barred a former Ameriprise advisor who allegedly falsified $25,000 in reimbursement requests submitted to the firm for client events that she sponsored through wholesaler contributions.

 
 
 

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FINRA Bars Massachusetts Advisor For Failing to Cooperate With Regulator’s Investigation

Posted on April 29th, 2022 at 1:34 PM
FINRA Bars Massachusetts Advisor For Failing to Cooperate With Regulator’s Investigation

The Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) has barred a former advisor, Philip Riposo, for failing to cooperate with the regulator’s investigation. 

 
 

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Arbitrators Clear Former Merrill Advisor Of Former Partner’s Misconduct

Posted on April 28th, 2022 at 1:23 PM
Arbitrators Clear Former Merrill Advisor Of Former Partner’s Misconduct

A former Kentucky-based Merrill advisor will have his record cleared of an investor complaint pertaining to the conduct of his former partner who was convicted of theft, according to a Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) arbitration award.

 
 

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FINRA Bars Former Edward Jones Advisor Who Refused to Repay $893K

Posted on April 20th, 2022 at 2:58 PM
FINRA Bars Former Edward Jones Advisor Who Refused to Repay $893K

The Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) has barred a former Edward Jones advisor who failed to cooperate with a probe into allegations that he refused to return $893,289 to one of his clients.

 
 

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FINRA Suspends Former Morgan Stanley Advisor Who Circumvented Sales Limits

Posted on April 19th, 2022 at 1:36 PM
FINRA Suspends Former Morgan Stanley Advisor Who Circumvented Sales Limits

The Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) has imposed a $15,000 fine and 20-month suspension on a former Morgan Stanley advisor who allegedly falsified client information in order to circumvent sales restrictions on volatile fixed income investments.

 
 
 

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FINRA Fines National Securities $663,000 Over Private Placement Offering

Posted on April 14th, 2022 at 1:15 PM
FINRA Fines National Securities $663,000 Over Private Placement Offering

The Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) has imposed a $663,000 fine on National Securities for allegedly deceiving investors about the price of shares included in a private placement offering.

 
 

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FINRA Bars Former Cetera Advisor Who Converted Client Funds

Posted on April 13th, 2022 at 1:31 PM
FINRA Bars Former Cetera Advisor Who Converted Client Funds

The Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) has barred a former Cetera Financial advisor for allegedly converting $40,000 from her client accounts in order to purchase mutual fund shares for her son.

 
 

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