Did Allan Katz Cause You Investment Losses?
Allan Katz of Staten Island, New York submitted a Letter of Acceptance, Waiver and Consent to the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority in which he was fined $5,000 and suspended from association with any FINRA member in all capacities for a period of 20 days. The sanctions were based on findings that he allegedly falsified documents in violation of FINRA Rule 2010. The suspension was in effect from April 19, 2021, through May 14, 2021.
In April 2008, Allan Katz joined with Royal Alliance Associates, Inc as a General Securities Representative, General Securities Principal, and a Municipal Securities Principal. The firm later filed a Uniform Termination Notice for Securities Industry Registration (Form U5) disclosing that he had been terminated due to alleged misconduct. According to FINRA’s findings, Katz recommended that a customer move directly held mutual funds into two management investment accounts and the customer agreed by signing two transfer forms to transfer two retirement and nine non-retirement mutual funds. The findings state that when asked to submit separate transfer forms for each mutual fund, Katz reused the original account signature 11 times to expedite the transactions. Allan Katz is currently registered with another member firm and remains subject to FINRA’s jurisdiction.
FINRA Rule 2010 requires associated persons to observe “high standards of commercial honor and just and equitable principles of trade” in the conduct of their business. “Falsifying documents is a prime example of misconduct” that violates Rule 2010. In particular, affixing customer signatures or otherwise altering account transfer forms violates FINRA Rule 2010
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