Did Trevor Bradner Rahn Cause You Investment Losses?
Trevor Bradner Rahn of West Hollywood, California submitted a Letter of Acceptance, Waiver and Consent to the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority in which he was fined $10,000 and suspended from association with any FINRA member in all capacities for a period of 18 months. The sanctions were based on findings that he allegedly made unsuitable investment recommendations and exercised discretionary trading in violation of NASD Rule 2510(b) and FINRA Rules 2111(a) and 2010. The suspension is in effect from April 5, 2021, through October 4, 2022.
On July 30, 2010, Trevor Bradner Rahn joined J.P. Morgan Securities LLC while registered as a General Securities Representative. The firm later filed a Uniform Termination Notice for Securities Industry Registration (Form U5) disclosing that Rahn had been discharged due to alleged misconduct. According to FINRA’s findings, Rahn recommended an investment strategy to customers and executed orders in 32 accounts without having a reasonable basis to make such recommendations. The FINRA findings state that Rahn allegedly relied on the firm’s system to automatically assign commissions without taking steps to confirm it actually did and would often enter a separate commission on each trade that was greater than the amount that would be charged under the firms system. In addition, the findings further state that Rahn exercised time and price discretion on these trades without notice or approval from the customers or his member firm. Although Trevor Bradner Rahn is no longer registered with a FINRA member firm, he remains subject to FINRA’s jurisdiction.
FINRA Rule 2111(a) requires an associated person to “have a reasonable basis to believe that a recommended transaction or investment strategy involving a security or securities is suitable for the customer. The recommendation must be based on reasonable diligence demonstrating it is suitable for at least some investors. Moreover, the reasonable diligence must provide the associated person with an understanding of the potential risks and rewards associated with the recommended security or strategy. The lack of such an understanding when recommending a security or strategy violates the suitability rule. A violation of FINRA Rule 2111(a) is also a violation of FINRA Rule 2010. NASD Rule 2510(b) generally prohibits a registered representative from exercising discretionary power in a customer’s account without prior written authorization from the customer and written acceptance from the member firm. While NASD Rule 2510(d)(1) provides an exception for same-day time and price discretion, any exercise of time and price discretion must be reflected on the order ticket.”
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