Robert Stein, a registered representative with the Boston, MA branch of Capitol Securities Management, Inc. (Capitol Securities), submitted a letter of Acceptance, Waiver, and Consent in which he consented to, but did not admit to or deny, the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority’s (FINRA) sanction and findings that he made unsuitable reverse convertible note (RCN) recommendations and purchases in the accounts of eight customers.
FINRA found that Robert Gerald Stein, of Sudbury, MA, recommended and effected 24 purchases of RCNs in 8 customer accounts. The customers were primarily over 60 years old and had conservative investment objectives. According to FINRA, Mr. Stein’s recommendations and purchases totaled approximately $4 million in the 8 customers’ accounts. Moreover, all of the accounts were heavily concentrated in RCNs, constituting a substantial portion of their net worth. Continue Reading