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Did Christopher A. Reid Cause You Investment Losses?

Christopher A. Reid of Mount Laurel, New Jersey was fined $5,000 and suspended from association with any FINRA member firm for a period of four months for allegedly participating in private securities transaction in violation of FINRA Rules 3280 and 2010. Without admitting or denying the allegations, Reid consented to the sanctions. The suspension is in effect from August 17, 2020, through December 16, 2020. Reid is not currently registered or associated with a FINRA member firm and remains subject to FINRA’s jurisdiction.

In 2011, Cristopher A. Reid joined Morgan Stanley and was registered as General Securities Representative (Series 7). Morgan Stanley later filed a Form U5 stating Reid voluntarily resigned while under review as to whether he participated in private transactions in a third-party’s account. The findings stated an individual had come to Mr. Reid seeking assistance to open a brokerage account and was later rejected by Morgan Stanley. The customer then opened an account with another firm and deposited a total of $100,000. According to FINRA, Reid allegedly agreed to assist, place, and advise certain trades through the other FINRA members website. In addition, Reid had allegedly failed to inform Morgan Stanley of his participation in the account which eventually lost approximately 90% of its value.

FINRA Rule 3280 prohibits any person associated with a FINRA member from participating in any manner in a private securities transaction without first providing written notice to the member with which he is associated describing in detail the proposed transaction and the person’s proposed role therein. Violations of FINRA Rule 3280 are also violations of FINRA Rule 2010.

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