California Attorney Who Sues For Failure to Supervise Stockbroker
California has thousands of stock brokerage firms and investment advisory offices. With so many stock brokerage firms comes the potential for a stock brokerage firm to fail to supervise its stockbrokers, financial advisors and investment advisors from engaging in misconduct which violates Federal and California securities laws and Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) rules and the stock brokerage firm’s policies and procedures.
For example, Finance 500, Inc. of Irvine, California, and Robert Lansing Hicks submitted a Letter of Acceptance, Waiver and Consent (AWC) to FINRA for allegedly failing to establish and implement an anti-money laundering (AML) program. FINRA found that between 2005 and 2014, Robert Hicks, who was Finance 500’s owner President, Chief Executive Officer, Chief Compliance Officer and designated Anti-Money Laundering Compliance Officer, and Finance 500, failed to implement and enforce adequate supervisory policies in order to oversee the market making activities of low-priced stocks, sales of unregistered low-priced securities, the review and retention of emails, and the implementation and delegation of supervisory responsibilities. FINRA found the firm’s daily trade blotter captured the equity transactions, but failed to capture any information about the customer. Moreover, FINRA found that Finance 500 opened at least 300 accounts without properly verifying the account holders’ identities, a violation of proper compliance with the firm’s Customer Identification Program (CIP). Without admitting or denying the FINRA findings, Finance 500 and Robert Hicks agreed to the FINRA sanctions in which the firm was censured and fined $400,000, of which $25,000 is joint and several with Mr. Hicks. Mr. Hicks was also suspended from association with any FINRA member in any principal capacity for nine (9) months.Experienced Lawyers Who Handle Failure to Supervise Stockbroker Claims In FINRA Arbitrations Throughout California and Nationwide
Are you a California investor who has suffered significant losses in your stock brokerage and investment accounts? Did your California stockbrokerage or investment advisory firm where you do business fail to supervise the stockbroker who recommended bad investments and otherwise mismanage your investment account? If so, you will need to hire an experienced, highly-rated and nationally recognized FINRA securities arbitration lawyer— an attorney who knows how to handle these failure to supervise cases as well as other complex legal issues.
By hiring a top rated attorney like Robert Wayne Pearce with over 40 years of experience with failure to supervise claims by practicing securities law on both sides of the table in FINRA arbitration proceedings, you will clearly see that Attorney Pearce doesn’t just handle cases—he aggressively represents investors and is one of the best lawyers to recover your investment losses due to a stockbrokerage or investment advisory firm’s failure to supervises its registered representatives in FINRA arbitration proceedings!
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