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Wall Street’s Watchdog Doesn’t Disclose All Regulatory Red Flags

Wall Street Journal

Wall Street’s own national watchdog doesn’t make public all the regulatory red flags it has about brokers, prompting calls from state regulators for more expansive disclosure. Investors checking disciplinary records from the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority, or Finra, can see that in Bennett Broad ’s 35-year career as a stockbroker, he has faced 25 customer […]

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Regulators Beat Around Wedbush

Los Angeles Business Journal

Wedbush Securities Inc., capitalized in 1955 with $10,000 from its co-founders, has grown over the last 60 years to have more than $4 billion under management. Its 82-year-old namesake founder still shows up at the office before dawn, putting in a full day on the trading floor. But the firm’s rise and the dogged work […]

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Terminated $2.5 billion Merrill Lynch team plans to fight back

InvestmentNews

Original Story An elite private banking duo formerly with Bank of America Merrill Lynch is considering legal action against the firm after being terminated last month, according to an attorney for the team. “We believe that Merrill Lynch acted inappropriately and we look forward to testing the actions of Merrill lynch,” said Thomas Lewis of Stevens […]

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Former executives of defunct IBD hit with $1.05 million arbitration award

InvestmentNews

Three brokerage executives who formerly worked at a now-defunct midsize independent broker-dealer were ordered by a three-person arbitration panel to pay $1.05 million, plus interest, to a family that had invested in high risk private placements that turned out to be Ponzi schemes. The complaint has been an albatross around the necks of the three […]

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Former Executives Liable for Brokerage's Bad Bets

Wall Street Journal

A securities arbitration panel is holding the senior executives of a defunct brokerage firm personally liable for money-losing bets made by its brokers. A Financial Industry Regulatory Authority arbitration panel last week ordered the top three officials of Allied Beacon Partners Inc. of Richmond, Va., to pay about $2.3 million to an Illinois restaurateur family. […]

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