Robert Hurley, a formerly registered broker with Key Investment Services LLC, submitted a Letter of Acceptance, Waiver, and Consent (AWC) in which he consented to, but did not admit to or deny, the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority’s (FINRA) findings that he altered a customer’s variable annuity form without the customer’s consent.
FINRA’s findings state that Robert Francis Hurley, of Agawam, Massachusetts, altered and initialed the variable annuity distribution form after the client had signed it. According to FINRA, Mr. Hurley changed the payment frequency and modified how payments would be calculated, allegedly placing the customer’s initials next to both alterations. Mr. Hurley’s alterations caused his customer to receive a much larger annuity distribution payment than expected. Continue reading →