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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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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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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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Cetera Advisor Networks Fined $1.4 Million for Broker Koehler's Unsuitable Churning and Excessive Mutual Fund Trading

FINRA fined El Segundo, CA-headquartered Cetera Advisor Networks $1.4 million for a handful of violations and failures regarding broker Mark Charles Koehler's unsuitable and excessive trading of ...
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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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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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Richard Hughes Suspended for Coaxing Elderly Client to Lie About Excessive Commissions for Unsuitable UIT and Mutual Fund Recommendations

FINRA fined and suspended former Wells Fargo Advisors Financial Networks broker Richard Stephen Hughes for instructing an elderly client to lie about the commissions charged in short-term trading unit ...
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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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Financial, Energy Sectors Feature in 10 Funds with Largest Losses in First Half of 2018

InvestmentNews compiled a list of the 10 funds that saw the largest losses over the first half of 2018, citing volatility as the biggest story thus far this year. For instance, a slew of ...
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Losses in LJM Partners' Funds Spotlight Suitability, Risk Management in Complex Mutual Funds

Investors who lost money investing in LJM Partners Ltd and associated funds, including the LJM Preservation and Growth Fund (LJMAX, LJMCX, and LJMIX), may have been exposed to far too much risk and ...
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Wells Fargo Filing Admits Investigation into 401(k)-to-IRA Rollover Recommendations

Wells Fargo announced its Board of Directors is reviewing whether the firm made inappropriate referrals or recommendations in regards to 401(k) plan participants, alternative investments, or other ...
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Study: Fidelity Increased Risk for 6 Million Retirement Savers

As Fidelity's Freedom Funds experienced $16 billion in net withdrawals over the past four years all while outperforming 85% of the competition, a recent Reuters report investigated why withdrawals ...
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Ranking the 20 Worst Performing Mutual Funds by Lowest Return

In 2017, BankInvestmentConsultant ranked the 20 worst performing mutual funds by lowest percent return and found that all but three of the worst performers are in three natural resources sectors: ...
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Investors Capital Corporation Censured After 8 Years of Overcharging Customers for Mutual Fund Transactions

FINRA sanctioned Investors Capital Corporation for disadvantaging certain retirement plan and charity customers that were eligible for mutual fund sales charge waivers by failing to waive applicable ...
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FINRA Cites Ladenburg Thalmann's Investacorp for Failing to Apply Sales Charge Waivers

Ladenburgh Thalmann Financial Services subsidiary Investacorp, Inc. agreed to settle charges that it failed to apply front-end sales charge waivers to eligible retirement plan and charitable ...
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Questar to Pay $800,000 for Overcharging Retirement Plan & Charitable Organization Customers

FINRA cited Questar Capital Corp for overcharging clients in failing to apply available sales charge waivers to eligible retirement accounts and charitable organizations, namely in transactions ...
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With 33rd Disclosure Since 2002, Broker Tiffany Ann De Ruosi (Rigali), Criminal Record in Hand, is Suspended

FINRA fined and suspended former Centaurus Financial, Inc. and Brookstreet Securities Corporation (both Newport Beach, CA) broker Tiffany Ann De Ruosi (aka Tiffany DeRuosi, who has since married and ...
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Buyer Beware - Worst Performing Mutual Funds & ETFs From 2012-2017

The 10 worst performing mutual funds and ETFs for the past five years features a notably underperforming natural resources sector (such as energy, mineral, oil, gas, and coal companies), whose annual ...
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FINRA Bars Kim Dee Isaacson for Defrauding Elderly Customer

FINRA permanently barred Kim Dee Isaacson (Morgan Stanley of Salt Lake City and Ameriprise Financial of Midvale, Utah) from the securities industry after finding that Isaacson engaged in fraudulent ...
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Poorly Performing Mutual Funds Place Money Managers in Jeopardy

The 10 worst performing mutual funds for the past three years represent a variety of investment options that have underperformed their benchmarks, leading to situations in which investors have paid ...
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Inglewood's Jose Jimenez Sanctioned for Allowing Unlicensed Son to Conduct Securities Business

FINRA suspended former PFS Investments broker Jose Enrique Jimenez and fined him $10,000 for permitting an unregistered person to engage in securities activities restricted registered individuals. ...
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