Matthew Eric Platnico (also known as Matt Platnico) of New York New York a stockbroker formerly registered with Oppenheimer Co. Inc. is the subject of a customer initiated investment related written complaint which was resolved for $95,690.00 on February 5, 2019 based upon allegations that while Platnico was associated with Oppenheimer: (1) unauthorized options trades were executed in the customer’s account and (2) the customer was not provided advanced notice that the customer’s short position would be closed out.

Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) Public Disclosure additionally reveals that on February 19, 2019, a customer filed an investment related complaint involving Platnico’s conduct where the customer requested $265,000.00 in damages supported by accusations that during the time Platnico was registered with Oppenheimer, misrepresentations had been made to the customer concerning the terms and conditions of an options investment strategy utilized by Platnico; and the customer was placed in unsuitable options positions, causing the customer to incur unwarranted losses.

Platnico’s registration with Oppenheimer Co. Inc. was terminated on February 15, 2019 – four days prior to the filing of the customers’ investment related disputes. Platnico has been associated with Arete Wealth Management LLC since February 12, 2019.

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