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Steve Dale Heath, of Newport News, Virginia, submitted a Letter of Acceptance, Waiver and Consent (AWC) to the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) for allegedly executing unsuitable mutual fund trades, including switches, in the account of an elderly customer with conservative investment goals, causing the customer to suffer losses of approximately $7,207. FINRA alleged that […]

JPMorgan Chase & Co (JPMorgan) is under investigation by the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) about a potential conflict of interest and breach of fiduciary duty with respect to its sales of mutual funds and other proprietary products. According to InvestmentNews, JPMorgan received subpoenas and inquiries from the SEC and other government authorities about the […]

Melville, New York-based Brookville Capital Partners LLC (Brookville Capital) and the firm’s president, Anthony F. Lodati, were named in a Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) complaint alleging that the firm and Mr. Lodati defrauded investors in connection with a private placement offering. According to the complaint, Brookville Capital and Mr. Lodati solicited customers to invest […]

Infinex Investments, Inc. (Infinex) of Meriden, Connecticut consented to, but did not admit to or deny, the described sanctions and to the entry of the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority’s (FINRA) findings that it neglected to perform reasonable due diligence regarding the sale of non-traditional exchange-traded funds (ETFs). According to FINRA, Infinex failed to properly review […]

InvestmentNews reports broker-dealers are leading the pack in the world of equity indexed annuities, with sales reaching more than $38 billion in 2013, up over 13% from a little over $34 billion in 2012. Most of that growth is attributable to sales activity at large regional firms. At LPL Financial, the largest independent broker-dealer with […]