Did Paul Andrew Spero Cause You Investment Losses?
Paul Andrew Spero of East Syracuse, New York submitted a Letter of Acceptance, Waiver and Consent (AWC) to the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) in which he was fined $5,000 and suspended from association with any FINRA member in all capacities for a period of 15 days. The sanctions were based on findings that he allegedly exercised discretionary trading without authorization in violation of NASD Rule 2510(b) and FINRA Rule 2010. The suspension was in effect from May 17, 2021, through June 7, 2021.
In September 1993, Paul Andrew Spero joined Cadaret, Grant & Co., Inc and became registered as a General Securities Representative. According to FINRA’s findings, from August 2017 and August 2018, Spero allegedly exercised discretionary trading in 70 customers’ accounts effecting approximately 105 transactions. The findings state that although the customers knew that Spero was exercising discretion in their accounts, Spero had failed to obtain written authorization from the customers or approval from his member firm to exercise discretion in the accounts. Paul Andrew Spero is still registered with Cadaret and remains subject to FINRA’s jurisdiction.
NASD Rule 2510(b) prohibits registered representatives from “exercising any discretionary power in a customer’s account” unless the customer has provided prior written authorization to the representative and the account has been accepted as a discretionary account, in writing, by the representative’s member firm. A violation of NASD Rule 2510(b) is also a violation of FINRA Rule 2010, to “observe high standards of commercial honor and just and equitable principles of trade.”.
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