Did Michael Rubel Cause You Investment Losses?
Michael Rubel of Long Beach, New Jersey submitted a Letter of Acceptance, Waiver and Consent to the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority in which he was suspended for a period of 45 days. The sanction was based on findings that he allegedly engaged in unsuitable trading in violation of FINRA Rules 2111 and 2010. The suspension was in effect from October 5, 2020, through November 18, 2020.
In June 2015, Michael Rubel joined Capitol Securities Management, Inc. and was registered as a General Securities Representative. The firm later filed a Uniform Termination Notice (Form U5) disclosing that Rubel had resigned. According to the FINRA findings, Michael Rubel allegedly recommended to customers that they roll over unit investment trusts (UIT’s) 100 days prior to maturity and to sell them after holding them for only 244 days, using the proceeds to purchase a new UIT. The findings also stated that the purchase of the new UIT series were unsuitable because they generally had the same or similar objectives as the prior series, which caused his customers to incur unnecessary sales charges. In addition, FINRA stated that the customers received reimbursement in connection with a settlement with the firm.
FINRA Rule 2111(a) provides in pertinent part that “[a] member or an associated person must have a reasonable basis to believe that a recommended transaction or investment strategy involving a security or securities is suitable for the customer, based on the information obtained through the reasonable diligence of the member or associated person to ascertain the customer’s investment profile.” Recommended securities transactions may be unsuitable if, when taken together, they are excessive, the level of trading is inconsistent with the customer’s investment profile, and the registered representative exercises control over the customer’s account. No single test defines when trading is excessive, but factors such as the turnover rate and the cost-to-equity ratio are considered in determining whether a member firm or associated person has violated FINRA’s suitability rule.
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