Did Robert Riviere Cause You Investment Losses?
Robert Riviere of Austin, Texas submitted a Letter of Acceptance, Waiver and Consent to the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority in which he was fined $5,000 and suspended from association with any FINRA member in all capacities for a period of 30 days. The sanctions were based on findings that he allegedly engaged in an outside business activity without approval and violated firm policies in violation of FINRA Rules 3270 and 2010. The suspension was in effect from March 15, 2021, through April 13, 2021.
In April 2018, Robert Riviere joined Heritage Financial Systems, Inc. and became registered as a General Securities Representative and General Securities Principal. The firm filed a Uniform Termination Notice for Securities Industry Registration (Form U5) terminating Riviere due to alleged misconduct. According to FINRA’s findings, Riviere allegedly signed a letter of engagement between his corporation, in which he owned and managed, and a third party to provide investment services outside the scope of his firm. The findings further state that Riviere received $5,000 in compensation for conducting financial modeling and analysis relating to his services offered to the third party. Although Robert Riviere is not currently registered or associated with a FINRA member firm, he remains subject to FINRA’s jurisdiction.
FINRA Rule 3270 provides, in relevant part, that, “[n]o registered person may be an employee, independent contractor, sole proprietor, officer, director or partner of another person, or be compensated, or have the reasonable expectation of compensation, from any other person as a result of any business activity outside the scope of the relationship with his or her member firm, unless he or she has provided prior written notice to the member, in such form as specified by the member.” A violation of FINRA Rule 3270 also constitutes a violation of FINRA Rule 2010.
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