Did William McWilliams Cause You Investment Losses?
William McWilliams, a registered representative formerly employed with Raymond James Financial Services, Inc. (Raymond James), submitted a Letter of Acceptance, Waiver, and Consent (AWC) in which he agreed, without admitting or denying, to the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority’s (FINRA) findings that he exercised discretion at least 28 times in eight customer accounts without the required prior written authorization.
According to FINRA, William Harrison McWilliams of Columbia, Missouri, failed to obtain the required written authorization from his customers or his member firm when he exercised discretion in the accounts of eight customers. FINRA’s findings stated, Mr. McWilliams exercised discretionary trading authority in response to customer liquidation requests six times in four customers’ accounts without the requisite prior written consent from customers and without approval of the accounts as discretionary by his member firm. FINRA also found that Mr. McWilliams exercised discretionary trading authority at least 22 times in four other customer accounts and did not discuss the trades with the customers on the day of the trades, as required by the firm. Due to the aforementioned conduct, FINRA found Mr. McWilliams to have violated NASD Rule 2510(b) and FINRA Rule 2010. As a result, he was fined $7,500 and suspended from association with any FINRA member in any capacity for 10 business days.
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