Former Edward Jones Broker Fined by FINRA for Unsuitable Investment Recommendations

Dalas L. Gundersen, a former Registered Representative with the Willows, California branch of Edward Jones, 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 investment recommendations to his customers in light of their financial goals. FINRA’s findings alleged that Dalas Gundersen, of Arbuckle California, recommended that a married couple invest in an intermediate municipal bond mutual fund, even though the investor couple had inquired about investing in oil and gas master limited partnerships. According to FINRA, the couple acted upon Mr. Gundersen’s recommendation and purchased nearly $1.26 million in mutual fund, which represented 80% of their net worth.

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