Dennis Shane McMillan (also known as Shane McMillan) of Englewood, Colorado, a stockbroker currently registered with Arete Wealth Management LLC, is the subject of a customer initiated investment related FINRA securities arbitration claim in which the customer requested $190,000.00 in damages based upon accusations that McMillan provided unsuitable investment advice to the customer between 2016…

Gurpreet Singh Chandhoke (also known as Gurprit Singh Chandhoke), of Orinda, California, a stockbroker formerly registered with Arete Wealth Management LLC, and owner of VII Peaks Capital LLC, has been suspended by Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) for twelve months from being a stockbroker or investment adviser representative, and ordered to cease and desist from…

Dennis Shane McMillan (also known as Shane McMillan), of Englewood, Colorado, a stockbroker formerly registered with Arete Wealth Management, is the subject of a customer initiated investment related FINRA securities arbitration claim in which the customer requested $150,000.00 in damages founded on allegations that between November of 2016 and June of 2017, McMillan provided unsuitable…

Gurpreet Singh Chandhoke and Stephen Fitzgerald Shea both of Orinda California and stockbrokers who were formerly registered with Penserra Securities LLC and Arete Wealth Management have been fined $50,000.00 and suspended for two years from associating with any Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) member in any capacity according to a FINRA Office of Hearing Officers…

Dennis Patrick Thurman of Sioux Falls South Dakota a stockbroker registered with First Allied Securities and investment adviser representative of Arete Wealth Management LLC is identified in a customer initiated investment related complaint on March 15, 2019 in which the customer sought $11,997.97 in damages supported by accusations that a contract had been breached and…

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…

Jonathan Greenfield of Woodland Hills, California, a stockbroker with Arete Wealth Management, LLC, was permanently barred from associating with any Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) member in any capacity per an Order Accepting Offer of Settlement containing findings that Greenfield made fraudulent misrepresentations and omissions of material facts in connection with the sale of secured…