Leaders Group Stockbroker Jun Zhou Barred for Engaging in Private Transactions

Jun Zhou of Chicago, Illinois submitted a Letter of Acceptance, Waiver and Consent (AWC) to the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) for allegedly engaging in private transactions in violation of FINRA Rules 3280 and 2010. In November 2015, Jun Zhou joined Leaders Group as an Investment Company and Variable Contracts Products Representative. According to FINRA, between April 2017 and August 2018, Zhou’s real estate company received $179,000 in compensation from 27 private securities transactions, with sales of $16,050,000 without notice or approval from her Firm. The findings stated that Zhou also formed a private real estate fund that was managed by her real estate company and filed a notice of exempt offering of securities with the Securities and Exchange Commission related to 12 transactions through which they sold $2,000,000 in membership interests. In addition to the findings, Leaders Group filed a form U5 on August 2, 2018, reporting that Zhou had been discharged for unauthorized outside business activity that involves a private securities transaction.

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