Month: October 2012
Broker Suspended by FINRA for Marking Solicited Trades as Unsolicited
In a recent decision of the FINRA Regulatory Authority (FINRA), Andrey V. Tkatchenko was fined $10,000.00 and given a 15-day business suspension for marking trade tickets and trade confirmation relating to stock purchase transactions as being unsolicited, when in fact they were solicited. FINRA Rule 3110(a) requires that FINRA member firms “make and preserve […]Read Post
MetLife, Prudential, John Hancock, Manulife Financial, Verus Financial, LLC Agree to Forty Million Dollar Settlement Relating to Unclaimed Death Benefits
Metropolitan Life Insurance Company agreed to pay forty million dollars to settle a multi-state probe of its alleged mishandling of insurance policy death benefits. The Wall Street Journal (http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052702303592404577361983469311186.html) reports that the deal could lead to more than four hundred million dollars in payments to the heirs of certain life insurance policyholders, who were allegedly […]Read Post
FINRA Broker/Check Offers Small Investors an Opportunity to Investigate their Brokers
The Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA), the self-regulatory entity responsible for the administration of examinations for stockbrokers and financial advisors, maintains its BrokerCheck website at http://www.finra.org/Investors/ToolsCalculators/BrokerCheck/. This website can be used to easily access readily-available information about your stockbroker. This information includes the examinations they have successfully completed, how long they have been Registered Representatives […]Read Post
Have a Question?
"*" indicates required fields
- A Successful Will Contest
- SEC Issues Required Investor Disclosures for Variable Annuities and Variable Life Insurance Contracts
- Airbnb Guest Injuries
- Morgan Stanley Smith Barney Agrees to $5,000,000 Settlement Fund to Benefit Harmed Investors
- Will Contests – Have You Been Shorted by Trickery Involving a Loved One’s Estate?