Former First Standard Financial Stockbroker Robert Frank Spiegel Suspended for Excessive and Unsuitable Trading

Robert Frank Spiegel of Staten Island, New York submitted a Letter of Acceptance, Waiver and Consent (AWC) to the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) in which he was fined and suspended for allegedly engaging in excessive and unsuitable trading in violation of FINRA Rules 2111 and 2010. From October 2014 through November 2018, Robert Frank Spiegel was registered with First Standard Financial as a General Securities Representative. According to the FINRA findings, Robert Frank Spiegel allegedly engaged in quantitatively unsuitable trading in the account of a 70-year-old customer. The FINRA findings stated that the customer followed Mr. Spiegel’s recommendations, giving him de facto authority over the account and while doing so resulted in a high turnover rate of 34 and an annualized cost-to-equity ratio of 113%. In addition to the FINRA findings, the customer paid $18,047 in commissions and fees to Mr. Spiegel and incurred losses of $77,334.

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