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Success Trade Securities, Inc. and Fuad Ahmed – Washington, DC

A Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) decision became final in which the firm was expelled from FINRA membership and Ahmed was barred from association with any FINRA member in any capacity. The firm and Ahmed also were ordered to pay, jointly and severally, $13,684,105.19, plus prejudgment interest, in restitution to investors. The SEC sustained the […]

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UBS follows Morgan Stanley in leaving broker protocol

UBS is withdrawing from the Protocol for Broker Recruiting Agreement, making it the second wirehouse and original member of the arrangement to do so after Morgan Stanley withdrew from it in October. The brokerage sent a memo to its advisors Monday morning notifying them the firm would no longer be a member of the agreement […]

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George Jeffrey Dahl – Laguna Woods, California

An AWC was issued in which Dahl was barred from association with any FINRA member in all capacities. Without admitting or denying the findings, Dahl consented to the sanction and to the entry of findings that he refused to provide testimony during a FINRA on-the-record interview. (FINRA Case #2017053631301)

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First Allied Securities, Inc. – San Diego, California

An AWC was issued in which the firm was censured and required to provide FINRA with a remediation plan to remediate eligible customers who qualified for, but did not receive, an applicable mutual fund sales-charge waiver. As part of this settlement, the firm agreed to pay restitution to eligible customers, which is estimated to total […]

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City National Securities, Inc. – Beverly Hills, California

An AWC was issued in which the firm was censured and fined $250,000. Without admitting or denying the findings, the firm consented to the sanctions and to the entry of findings that it failed to supervise certain of its registered representatives to ensure their compliance with FINRA rules relating to outside business activities, private securities […]

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