Matthew Maberry, a Registered Principal with the Alton, Illinois branch of Alton Securities Group, Inc. (Alton Securities) submitted a Letter of Acceptance, Waiver and Consent (AWC) in which he was fined and suspended by the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) for failing to adequately supervise the exchange-traded fund (ETF) and mutual fund recommendations and sales by registered representatives under his supervision.
Matthew Dale Maberry, of Bethalto, Illinois, was the Chief Executive Officer and Chief Compliance Officer with Alton Securities and was responsible for the design and implementation of the firm’s supervisory system. FINRA found that Mr. Maberry failed to ensure that this supervisory system was implemented to supervise the sales activity of its registered representatives. Specifically, FINRA stated that the supervisory system was not reasonably designed to ensure that employees made suitable recommendations of complex investment products such as non-traditional ETFs and non-traditional mutual funds. Continue reading →