Exchange-Traded Notes (ETN), Leveraged and Inverseleveraged ETFs – Unsuitable Investment Recommendations, FINRA Arbitration Attorney:
The Financial Industry Regulatory Authority, Inc. (FINRA) is a self-regulatory authority assigned the responsibility, by the Securities and Exchange Commission, to license, regulate and discipline securities broker/dealers and their employees, including account executives. In the event that FINRA elects to institute an enforcement action, firms and licensed individuals have the responsibility to reflect such action on their U-4 and/or U-5 filings, which can be viewed on the FINRA website under the broker-check section of the site or by viewing the monthly disciplinary information also provided on the FINRA site.
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August 2015 Disciplinary and Other FINRA Actions:
Jeffrey David Daggett (CRD #843023, Temecula, California) submitted an AWC in which he was assessed a deferred fine of $20,000 and suspended from association with any FINRA member in any capacity for four months. Without admitting or denying the findings, Daggett consented to the sanctions and to the entry of findings that he recommended unsuitable transactions in an exchange-traded note (ETN), and leveraged and inverseleveraged ETFs (non-traditional ETFs) in the accounts of his customer. The findings stated that Daggett recommended the ETN and non-traditional ETFs without having reasonable grounds for believing that the securities were suitable for the customer in view of the customer’s financial situation, investment objectives and needs. The customer’s realized and unrealized losses from investing in the ETN and non-traditional leveraged ETFs were approximately $88,099.75. The suspension is in effect from July 6, 2015, through November 5, 2015. (FINRA Case#2012035383801).
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