Did Mathew Serth Cause You Investment Losses?
Mathew M. Serth of Stone Ridge, Virginia, submitted a Letter of Acceptance, Waiver and Consent (AWC) to the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) in which he received a fine and suspension for allegedly placing unauthorized trades in customers’ accounts without their knowledge or authorization. According to FINRA, the investigation involved allegations that while registered with Morgan Stanley, Mr. Serth entered trade orders in four accounts. The net costs of the transactions spanned from $15,000 to $86,000. However, FINRA found that none of these customers gave Mr. Serth any discretionary trading authorization to trade in their accounts. Mr. Serth’s member firm discovered the unauthorized trades and cancelled the trades and also reimbursed a customer for margin interest incurred as a result of the unauthorized trades. Without admitting or denying FINRA’s allegations, Mr. Serth was assessed a deferred fine of $5,000 and received a suspension from associating with any FINRA member in any capacity for three months.
Do You Need a Stockbroker Fraud Lawyer?
Virginia has hundreds 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 engage in one or more kinds of stockbroker fraud. They could make misrepresentations about investing in securities (stocks, bonds, options, mutual funds, REITs, Junk Bonds, Hedge Funds, Structured Products, etc.) they are selling. Unsuitable recommendations of the strategies they recommend (margin, short selling, option) is another kind of stockbroker fraud. They can engage in many other kinds of stockbroker fraud and stockbroker misconduct which violates Federal and Virginia securities laws and Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) rules and stock brokerage firms policies and procedures.
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