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Robert Torcivia Disciplined Over Beneficiary Designations, Inheriting Money from Clients

FINRA fined and suspended former Ameriprise Financial Services and Moors & Cabot, Inc broker Robert Charles Torcivia for improperly accepting and failing to disclose fiduciary and beneficiary ...
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Lincoln Investment Planning Sanctioned for Failing to Apply Sales Charge Discounts to Eligible Retirement Customers

FINRA censured and sanctioned Lincoln Investment Planning, LLC for failing to apply available sales charge waivers to eligible retirement accounts and charitable organizations from 2011 through June ...
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Merrill Lynch to Pay $8.9 Million to SEC for Failing to Disclose Conflict of Interest

The SEC censured Merrill Lynch and ordered the firm pay $8.9 million in fines, disgorgment and penalties after finding the firm violated the Advisers Act by failing to disclose a key conflict of ...
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SEC Issues Ameriprise Financial Cease-and-Desist Order over Failure to Detect Misappropriation and Fraud

The Securities and Exchange Commission instituted cease-and-desist proceedings against Ameriprise Financial Services, finding that the firm failed to adopt and implement policies and procedures to ...
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StockCross Financial Services, LA Broker Peter Cunningham Accused of Fraudulent, Unethical UIT Trading Practices

Founded in Boston and now based in Beverly Hills, California, StockCross Financial Services and its Los Angeles-based broker Peter Edward Cunningham stand accused of causing losses in customer ...
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Compliance Officer Claims Retaliation in Firing from Purshe Kaplan Sterling After Reporting Alt Investment Red Flags to FINRA

Former Purshe Kaplan Sterling Investments, Inc. compliance officer Toni Caiazzo Neff filed a lawsuit against her former employer, claiming that Purshe Kaplan fired her after she contacted a senior ...
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National Planning Corp, Investment Centers of America, SII Investments and IFC Holdings Fined $1.7 Million, Ordered to Pay $6 Million in Restitution for Variable Annuity Sales Misconduct

FINRA fined four firms—National Planning Corporation, Investment Centers of America, SII Investments, and IFC Holdings aka INVEST Financial Corporation—a total of $1.7 million and ordered ...
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FINRA Fines Royal Alliance, FSC, SagePoint Financial, and Woodbury $1 Million for Variable Annuity Supervision Violations

FINRA fined Royal Alliance Associates, FSC Securities Corporation, SagePoint Financial, and Woodbury Financial a total of $1 million for failing to establish and maintain adequate supervisory systems ...
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Cetera Financial Fined $200,000 for Failing to Supervise Broker Who Misused Elderly Client's Funds

FINRA fined Cetera Financial Specialists $200,000 for supervisory deficiencies concerning its broker Alex P Anderson, whom FINRA previously barred for purportedly abusing his Power of Attorney ...
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Massachusetts to Investigate Private Placement Sales & Related Practices at 10 Firms

Massachusetts Secretary of the Commonwealth and chief securities regulator William Galvin announced a state investigation of private placement sales and related sales practices at 10 broker-dealers ...
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Kyusun Kim Barred for Unsuitable Recommendations of REITs and Alt Investments in Elderly Investors' Retirement Accounts

FINRA barred former Independent Financial Group and Sandlapper Securities, broker Kyusun Kim for unsuitably recommending that a number of elderly and retiring customers liquidate their 401(k) and ...
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Online Investment Firm Betterment Fined $400,000 for Violating Customer Protection Rule

FINRA fined MTG LLC aka Betterment Securities $400,000 for robo-advisor branch Betterment LLC's failure to comply with FINRA and SEC rules, including the Customer Protection Rule that requires ...
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Fifth Third Securities to Pay $6 Million for Variable Annuity Suitability and Disclosure Failures

FINRA fined Fifth Third Securities $4 million and ordered $2 million in restitution for suitability and related failures pertaining to the firm's variable annuity (VA) business. According to ...
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Troubled LPL Financial to Pay $26 Million for Selling Unregistered, Non-Exempt Securities

LPL Financial reached settlement with the North American State Securities Administrators Association (NASAA) to pay nearly $26 million in fines and penalties for selling unregistered securities not ...
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FBI Arrests Ex-Ameriprise Broker Li Lin Hsu for Fraud, Stealing from Clients

FBI agents arrested former Ameriprise Financial Services representative Li Lin Hsu of Diamond Bar, California and charged her with mail fraud, wire fraud, obstruction of justice, and money laundering. ...
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Park Avenue Securities Fined $300,000 in Variable Annuities Supervision Investigation

FINRA censured and fined Park Avenue Securities $300,000 for failing to adequately supervise variable annuity (VA) exchanges, including VA contracts and multi-share class VAs, finding that the ...
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Wells Fargo Wealth Management Investigated for Unsuitable Investments, Self-Dealing

With Wells Fargo's credit card and savings divisions already disciplined by the Federal Reserve over a fake account scandal during which the bank opened bogus accounts on behalf of its customers, ...
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SEC Charges Wedbush Securities with Failing to Supervise Timary Delorme in Penny Stock Market Manipulation Scheme

Having issued southern California broker Timary Ann Delorme aka Timary Kennally Koller a cease-and-desist order and ordering $50,000 in civil penalties for her involvement in Izak Zirk Engelbrecht aka ...
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Saddled with Settlements, Kevin Yang Sanctioned for Unauthorized Discretion at Morgan Stanley

FINRA fined and suspended Kevin Chiagan Yang, formerly of Morgan Stanley's Pasadena, CA branch, for exercising discretion without written authorization. The disciplinary action follows several ...
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DOJ Orders Review of Wells Fargo Advisors' Sales Practices and Recommendations

Wells Fargo began an investigation into potentially inappropriate referrals and recommendations after the Department of Justice ordered the firm to conduct a review of its sales practices, including ...
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Credit Suisse Execs Had Secretaries Complete Training for Them, Records Show

The latest wrinkle in the VelocityShares Daily Inverse VIX Short-Term exchange traded note's fall from grace concerns its issuer, Credit Suisse, and regulatory filings that several firm executives ...
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Regulator Charges Scottrade with Fiduciary Duty Rule Violation in Retirement Sales Contest Controversy

Massachusetts' Securities Division charged Scottrade, Inc. for violations of the federal fiduciary duty rule's impartial conduct provision, alleging that the firm engaged in dishonest and ...
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SEC Fines Deutsche Bank Securities $4.45 Million for Misleading Mortgage-Backed Securities Sales

Deutsche Bank Securities agreed to pay $4.45 million, including nearly $1.5 in disgorgement, to settle SEC charges that the firm's compliance and supervisory failures caused customers to overpay ...
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Wedbush Fined $1.5 Million Over Customer Protection and Supervisory Failures

FINRA fined Los Angeles-headquartered brokerage Wedbush Securities Inc $1.5 million for supervisory failures and for violating the SEC's customer protection and net capital rules. FINRA wrote that ...
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FINRA to Flag Brokers as High-Risk Due to Association with Recidivist Reps, Fraudulent Firms

In a video segment, A Few Minutes with FINRA, Executive Vice President and Head of FINRA Member Regulation Mike Rufino introduced the regulator's High-Risk Registered Representative Program, in ...
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