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FINRA Sanctions Steven Cooper for Unsuitable Share Class Conversions

Broker Steven Paul Cooper, formerly of UBS Financial Services' Century City, CA branch, consented to FINRA's findings that he recommended and made a series of unsuitable mutual fund trades in ...
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Jonathan W. Evans & Associates Announces Filing of FINRA Arbitration Claim Against Western International Securities & Dennis Albert Mehringer, Jr.

On May 6, 2019, the Law Offices of Jonathan W. Evans & Associates filed a Statement of Claim and Demand for Arbitration against Western International Securities, Inc. and its former broker Dennis ...
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Voya Financial Cited for Mutual Fund Sales Charge & Supervisory Failures

FINRA sanctioned Voya Financial Advisors for failing to apply front-end sales charge discounts to eligible retirement plan and charitable organization customers who purchased Class A shares in certain ...
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Frederick Holloway Barred for Improper Variable Annuity Exchange Recommendations & Dishonest Conduct

FINRA barred Frederick David Holloway of Holloway & Associates, Inc for improperly recommending unsuitable variable annuities (VA) exchanges to at least 39 clients, earning over $214,000 in ...
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FINRA Identifies 5 High-Price Issues in Unsuitable Variable Annuity Recommendations

In December 2018, FINRA's year-end Examination Findings Report FINRA identified five problems with industry-wide variable annuity sales related to how firms recommend these funds to customers. ...
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Ranking the 20 Large-Cap Mutual Funds and ETFs with the Worst One-Year Returns

Citing market turbulence, Financial Planning identified vulnerability in once-reliable large-cap funds and compiled a list of the 20 worst-performing large-cap mutual funds and ETFs, including ...
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Broker Bonuses and Forgivable Loans - When Brokers Place Personal Profits Above Client Interests, a William Mark Heiden Case Study

On the heels of FINRA's January 2019 complaint charging former Wedbush Securities broker William Mark Heiden of Southern California with unauthorized trading in elderly clients' brokerage ...
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Law Offices of Jonathan W. Evans & Associates Investigating Dennis Albert Mehringer for Suitability, Overconcentration into Risky Bonds

The Law Offices of Jonathan W. Evans & Associates is investigating FINRA broker Dennis Albert Mehringer Jr., formerly of Western International Securities in Pasadena, California, for ...
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Unauthorized Trading, Suitability, and Customer Abuse Complaints Catch Up to Wedbush's William Mark Heiden of Southern California

With 14 customer disputes and millions paid in settlements since 2015 surrounding allegations of unsuitable recommendations, unauthorized trading, overconcentration, abuse of margin, fraud, elder ...
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2019 SEC Exam Priorities Zero In on High Fees, Conflicts of Interest, and Mutual Fund & ETF Risks

The Securities and Exchange Commission announced its 2019 examination priorities, with an emphasis on protecting investors—especially senior clients and retirement accounts—from excessive ...
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Emerging Markets, Resources Top Worst-Performing Mutual Funds and ETFs of 2018

The 2018 list of worst performing mutual funds and ETFs features several funds in the emerging and international markets sector, as well as securities related to gold, energy, and natural resources. A ...
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Sean J. Waters Barred for Churning Senior Citizen's Retirement Accounts, Racking Up Fees and Losses

FINRA barred former Financial West Group (Los Angeles, CA) broker Sean J Waters for excessive trading in his elderly client's individual and IRA accounts with reckless disregard for his senior ...
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Frank Dietrich Cited for Selling $10.8 Million in Investments in Woodbridge Group of Companies Ponzi Scheme

FINRA barred broker Frank Roland Dietrich for his participation in a massive $1.2 billion Ponzi scheme related to investments in the Woodbridge Group of Companies, disciplining the former Quest ...
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San Diego "Financial Whiz of Local Airwaves" Kyle Harrington Barred After Conversion, Undisclosed Private Securities Transaction Investigations

FINRA barred former National Securities Corporation (San Diego) broker Kyle Patrick Harrington for allegedly trying to obstruct FINRA and firm investigations into allegations that he converted ...
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Daniel Kittner Suspended for 700 Unauthorized Discretionary Trades

FINRA fined and suspended former Ameritas Investment Corp. broker Daniel K Kittner for effecting approximately 700 trades in six accounts without first contacting his customers. The findings indicate ...
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IFG's Jon Pariser Barred During Investigation into Unsuitable Investments, Referral to Unlicensed Agent

FINRA barred former Independent Financial Group (Pacific Grove, CA) broker Jon Richard Pariser after he failed to cooperate with an investigation into allegations surrounding the recommendation or ...
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FINRA Sanctions Ryan Logan for Commission Sharing After Unregistered Assistant Sold Variable Annuities Without a License

FINRA fined and suspended Southern California broker Ryan Alexander Logan, formerly of MML Investors Services in Newport Beach, for commission sharing with an unregistered person—his sales ...
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UNG Leads Worst Performing Passive Funds Since 2008's Financial Crisis

For many investors with conservative-to-moderate risk tolerance looking for investment income, a so-called "passive fund" may often be the way to go: place money in low-cost products and ...
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HD Vest Investment's Jerry Raines & Donna Barnard Barred in Ongoing Woodbridge Ponzi Scheme Investigation

FINRA barred former HD Vest Investment Services brokers Jerry Davis Raines and Donna Lynn Barnard for failing to cooperate with staff investigating sales of promissory notes related to the Woodbridge ...
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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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Massive Woodbridge Fraud Grows as 5 Charged With Selling $243 Million of Ponzi Product to 1,600 Investors

The Securities and Exchange Commission charged five salespeople for posing as financial advisers even though they were not registered with the Commission, selling $243 million-worth of Woodbridge ...
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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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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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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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