Did Edward McFarlane Cause You Investment Losses?
Edward McFarlane, a registered representative formerly employed with Oppenheimer & Co. Oppenheimer), 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 recommended and effected unsuitable ETF recommendations in his customer’s account, causing approximately $48,524.79 in losses to his customer. According to FINRA, Edward Thomas McFarlane of Glenside, Pennsylvania recommended and effected approximately 169 transactions involving inverse, leveraged, and inverse-leveraged exchange-traded funds (ETFs). FINRA found that Mr. McFarlane recommended the non-traditional ETFs be held in his customer’s account for as long as 470 days, with an average holding time of 40 days. The ETFs that Mr. McFarlane recommended were intended to be short-term trading vehicles and not meant to be long-term investments. Consequently, Edward McFarlane was fined $5,000 and suspended from association with any FINRA member for two months.
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Pennsylvania has thousands of stock brokerage firms and investment advisory offices. With so many stock brokerage firms and investment advisory offices, comes the potential for their stockbrokers, financial advisors, and other representatives to recommend unsuitable securities investments in light of the customers stated investment objectives, risk tolerance, financial condition, time horizon and other important factors and to engage in many other kinds of stockbroker fraud and stockbroker misconduct which violates Federal and Pennsylvania securities laws and Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) rules and stock brokerage firms policies and procedures.
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