Florida advisor argues that an arbitrator’s quick designation shift to public from non-publication arbitrator invalidates the October promissory notes decision.
New York City advisor who was shifted from a Wells bank branch to a brokerage office accused the bank of confiscating his and a partner’s deferred comp, growth award and lost opportunity costs.
New website lists those who have not paid customer awards, including those who cite bankruptcy as reason for their delinquency.
Unusually swift expungement award to UBS advisor in Boca Raton reflects recanting of complaint from one former customer and confused testimony from another.
Arbitrators also order bank to forgive New York broker’s promissory note and change wording on regulatory filings to show that it unjustly fired him.
Virginia advisor timely repaid a $250,000 loan he used to remodel his “breakaway” office while at the wirehouse, but lost his job and has been sanctioned for failing to receive Merrill approval.
Brokerage firms are boosting monitoring programs amid increasing pressure from regulators to identify problem brokers.
Sweep of cross-selling practices at 14 broker-dealers found “weaknesses” in promotional, training and compensation practices but nothing requiring punishment.
Former North Dakota resident who followed her broker from A.G. Edwards to Wells and a third firm wins $360,800 in damages, legal and hearing fees.
Independent broker in California who allegedly conducted customer business via personal e-mail for more than four years and created incomplete account performance summaries on Excel is barred and fined.
The independent broker-dealer failed to report dozens of customer complaints against brokers from 2013 through 2017 and to file over 400 reports on potential money laundering by customers, Finra said.