Edgar A. Kleydman of Brooklyn, New York, a stockbroker formerly registered with Equitable Advisors LLC (formerly known as AXA), is named in a customer initiated investment related FINRA securities arbitration claim where the customer received an award of $10,325.32 in damages supported by findings of Kleydman’s sales practice violations. The Statement of Claim alleges negligence,…

Donald George Sperring, of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, a stockbroker formerly registered with Equitable Advisors LLC (AXA Advisors LLC), is the subject of a customer initiated investment related written complaint which was settled for $15,000.00 in damages based upon accusations of the potential misappropriation of the customer’s funds by Sperring when he was employed by Equitable Advisors….

Philip Anthony Simone, of Costa Mesa, California, a stockbroker formerly registered with Centaurus Financial Inc., is referenced in a customer initiated investment related FINRA securities arbitration claim where the customer requested $100,001.00 in damages based upon accusations of their account being overconcentrated in complex, risky, and high-commission real estate securities while Simone was registered with…

Edgar A. Kleydman of Brooklyn New York a stockbroker formerly registered with AXA Advisors LLC has been barred from associating with any Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) member in any capacity founded on findings that he did not cooperate with FINRA during its investigation into his alleged private securities transactions while registered with AXA Advisors….

Donald George Sperring Jr. of Pittsburgh Pennsylvania a stockbroker formerly registered with AXA Advisors LLC has been barred from associating with any Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) member in any capacity based upon allegations that Sperring failed to furnish information to FINRA after being questioned by the regulator. Case No. 2019062281401 (Oct. 15, 2019). FINRA…

Philip Anthony Simone of Irvine California a stockbroker formerly registered with AXA Advisors LLC has been fined $12,000.00 and suspended for eleven months from associating with any Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) member in any capacity supported by findings that Simone borrowed funds from elderly customers and then failed to be forthcoming about it with…

Jenna Kang (also known as Jihye Kang) of Los Angeles California a stockbroker formerly employed by AXA Advisors LLC has been barred from associating with any Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) member in any capacity based upon findings that she neglected to provide documents and information to the regulator while under investigation for falsifying customer…

Clinton Robert Hare of Marriottsville Maryland a stockbroker and investment adviser representative currently employed by Equitable Advisors LLC (AXA Advisors) has been identified in a customer initiated investment related written complaint on July 2, 2019 where the customer sought unspecified damages founded on accusations that the customer had been placed into an unsuitable variable life…

Ian Ha of Los Angeles California a stockbroker formerly registered with AXA Advisors LLC is the subject of a customer initiated investment related written complaint on April 21, 2020 in which the customer requested unspecified damages based upon allegations that misrepresentations had been made to the customer by Ha in regards to the exchange of…

Billy Hai Zhang of Los Angeles California a stockbroker formerly registered with AXA Advisors LLC has been fined $5,000.00 and suspended from associating with any Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) member in any capacity based upon findings that Zhang was the subject of a customer initiated investment related complaint which he settled away from AXA…

Arnold Mariampolski of Woodbury New York a stockbroker formerly registered with AXA Advisors LLC has been barred by Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) from associating with any FINRA member in any capacity based upon allegations that the stockbroker neglected to respond to its request for information about his activities. Case No. 2018061016801 (June 11, 2019)….

Chad Daniel Hornaday of Carlsbad California a stockbroker formerly registered with AXA Advisors LLC is referenced in a customer initiated investment related written complaint on May 7, 2019 in which the customer requested unspecified damages founded on allegations that the customer was placed into a real estate investment trust product that failed to be suitable….

Brent Stephen Spicuzza of Chesterfield Missouri a stockbroker formerly registered with AXA Advisors LLC is the subject of a customer initiated investment related arbitration claim in which the customer sought $1,100,000.00 in damages based upon allegations that the investment strategy Spicuzza used for the customer’s retirement accounts and brokerage accounts was unsuitable given the customer’s…

AXA Advisors LLC a securities broker dealer headquartered in New York New York has been censured and fined $600,000.00 by Financial industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) based on findings that (1) AXA Advisors made misrepresentations about the bonds sold to the firm’s retirement account customers and (2) AXA Advisors neglected to supervise its practices to ensure…

Brandon Il Bay (also known as Young I. Bae) of Los Angeles California a stockbroker formerly registered with AXA Advisors LLC is the subject of a customer initiated investment related civil action brought in the Los Angeles Superior Court in which the customer sought unspecified damages supported by allegations that misrepresentations had been made to…

Brian Patrick Wells of Philadelphia Pennsylvania a stockbroker formerly registered with MSI Financial Services Inc. is referenced in a customer initiated investment related written complaint on March 1, 2017 in which the customer requested damages estimated to exceed $5,000.00 in damages based upon allegations that the customer was poorly advised concerning the purchases of a…

Peter Michael Terlecky III of Amherst New York a stockbroker formerly employed by MML Investors Services LLC is the subject of a customer initiated investment related written complaint which was settled on May 13, 2016 to resolve accusations that during the time Terlecky was associated with the firm he made misrepresentations to the customer concerning…

Matthew Klein of New York New York a stockbroker currently employed by AXA Advisors LLC is the subject of a customer initiated investment related written complaint which was settled for $25,261.00 on September 13, 2016 based upon allegations that misrepresentations were made to the customer concerning a life insurance policy that the customer purchased. Financial…

Dennis Changseop Lee of Middle Villages New York a stockbroker formerly employed by AXA Advisors LLC has been fined $15,000.00 and suspended for nine months from associating with any Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) member in any capacity based upon consenting to findings that he mismarked customers’ order tickets and failed to disclose his discretionary…

Larry Dan George of Chattanooga Tennessee a stockbroker currently registered with AXA Advisors LLC is the subject of a June 26, 2017 Tennessee Department of Insurance investigation in reference to George’s sales practices while employed with the firm. Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) Public Disclosure reveals that George has been identified in two customer initiated…

Jon Saul Yasner of Edison New Jersey a current AXA Advisors LLC registered representative is the subject of a customer initiated investment related written complaint on July 30, 2018 in which the customer sought $8,069.85 in damages supported by accusations that misrepresentations had been made to the customer concerning a rollover of the customer’s fixed…

Arnold Mariampolski of Woodbury New York a stockbroker currently employed by AXA Advisors LLC is the subject of a customer initiated investment related written complaint on July 6, 2018 where the customer sought unspecified damages founded on accusations that the customer was placed in an insurance policy that failed to address her financial objectives. Financial…

Oscar R. Galdamez of Los Angeles California a stockbroker formerly registered with AXA Advisors LLC has been barred from associating with any Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) member in any capacity supported by allegations that he declined to honor FINRA’s requests for information concerning Galdamez’s sales practices. Case No. 2017054032101 (Dec. 11, 2017). Galdamez was…

Henry Calvin McNeese of Alpharetta Georgia a former AXA Advisors LLC registered representative is referenced in a customer initiated investment related written complaint on September 13, 2017 where the customer sought unspecified damages founded on accusations that the customer’s variable universal life insurance policy had been misrepresented. Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) Public Disclosure reveals…

Patrick R. McEvoy of New York New York a stockbroker currently employed by AXA Advisors LLC is the subject of a customer initiated investment related written complaint on May 29, 2018 in which the customer sought $5,654.91 in damages based upon accusations that (1) misrepresentations had been made to the customer concerning a variable annuity…

Simon Boowon Song of Los Angeles California a stockbroker formerly employed by AXA Advisors LLC has been barred from associating with any Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) member in any capacity based upon allegations that Song neglected to provide FINRA with a response to its request for information. FINRA Case No. 2017055196201 (Jan. 8, 2018)….

Jason Chi-Wei Fu of Flushing New York is a stockbroker currently registered with AXA Advisors, LLC who is the subject of a customer initiated investment related written complaint on February 19, 2018 where the customer alleged that Fu (1) failed to inform the customer about the terms and conditions of investing in variable annuities and…

Dallas Dan George of New York New York is a broker currently employed by AXA Advisors LLC whose sales practices are subject of a Tennessee Department of Insurance investigation launched on June 26, 2017.   The Tennessee Department is coincidentally located in the Davy Crockett Tower, however, the Director is not, at last as of this writing,…

David Allan Cohen, of Rockville, Maryland, a stockbroker formerly registered with AXA Advisors, LLC, is the subject of a customer initiated investment related arbitration claim, in which the customer sought $80,000.00 in damages supported by accusations that Cohen made unsuitable investment recommendations to the customer concerning the customer’s purchase of an annuity and life insurance…

Douglas E. Keller, of Woodbridge, New Jersey, a stockbroker formerly registered with AXA Advisors LLC, has been fined $5,000.00 and suspended for three months from associating with any Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) member in any capacity based upon consenting to findings that he engaged in undisclosed outside business activities. Letter of Acceptance, Waiver and…

Eric Christopher Erb of Babylon, New York, a stockbroker registered AXA Advisors, LLC, is the subject of two customer initiated investment related arbitration claims since he was fined $20,000.00 and suspended by Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) for making unsuitable investment recommendations and misrepresentations about costs, fees and surrender penalties of annuities. Letter of Acceptance,…

Christian Desmond Fautz of Fort Myers, Florida, a stockbroker registered with AXA Advisors, LLC, has been barred from associating with any Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) member in any capacity based upon allegations Fautz never provided FINRA with a response to its request for information about his business activities. Case No. 2017054319701 (Nov. 6, 2017). FINRA…

Ryan Christopher Keller, of Woodbridge, New Jersey, a stockbroker formerly registered with AXA Advisors, LLC, has been fined $5,000.00 and suspended for three months from associating with any Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) member in all capacities by consenting to findings that he engaged in unapproved outside business activities. Letter of Acceptance, Waiver and Consent,…

Joseph R. Dimauro, of New York, New York, a registered representative associated with AXA Advisors, LLC, was the subject of a customer initiated investment related written complaint on May 3, 2016, alleging that in 2014, Dimauro effected the purchase of variable annuities for the customer even though the annuities were not suitable. Financial Industry Regulatory Authority…

John P. Correnti, of Cleveland, Ohio, a stockbroker formerly registered with AXA Advisors, LLC, has been barred from associating with any Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) member in any capacity based upon consenting to findings that he failed to cooperate in a FINRA investigation into allegations that inter alia, Correnti engaged in outside business activities…

Chad Daniel Hornaday, of Carlsbad, California, a stockbroker formerly registered with AXA Advisors, LLC, has been suspended from associating with any Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) member in any capacity based upon allegations that Chad had failed to provide FINRA with information concerning Hornaday’s business activities. Letter No. 2016051227501 (May 1, 2017). FINRA Public Disclosure…

Rael Linder, of New York, New York, a stockbroker formerly registered with AXA Advisors, LLC, has been named in a customer initiated investment related written complaint on March 17, 2017, based upon allegations that he effected a life insurance policy that was not suitable for the customer. This is not the first time that Linder…

James Davis Trent, of Columbia, South Carolina, a stockbroker formerly registered with AXA Advisors LLC, was suspended from associating with any Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) member in any capacity pursuant to an Order Accepting Offer of Settlement issued by FINRA Office of Hearing Officers which contained findings that Trent made unsuitable investment recommendations to…

James Davis Trent, of Columbia, South Carolina, a stockbroker formerly registered with AXA Advisors LLC, was charged by Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) Department of Enforcement in a Complaint containing allegations that he made unsuitable investment recommendations to customers. Department of Enforcement v. James Davis Trent, No. 2014041539301 (Apr. 27, 2017). According to the Complaint,…

Leon Edward Dixon, of Miami, Florida, a registered representative formerly associated with AXA Advisors, LLC, has been fined $7,500.00 and suspended for five months from associating with any Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) member in any capacity based upon consenting to findings that Dixon, inter alia, engaged in unauthorized private securities transactions. Letter of Acceptance,…

Brian J. Mocogni, of East Providence, Rhode Island, a stockbroker formerly registered with MetLife Securities, Inc., has been named in a customer initiated investment related written complaint on March 10, 2016, in which the customer requested more than $5,000.00 in damages based upon allegations that Mocogni made misrepresentations to the customer concerning a variable annuity…

Dallas Dan George, of Franklin, Tennessee, a stockbroker currently registered with AXA Advisors, LLC, has been named in a customer initiated investment related written complaint on February 27, 2017, based upon allegations that George failed to apprise the customer of the fees pertaining to the customer’s variable annuity purchase. Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) Public…

Brent Spicuzza, of Chesterfield, Missouri, a stockbroker formerly registered with AXA Advisors, LLC, has been named in a customer initiated investment related written complaint on March 21, 2016, based upon allegations that Spicuzza made unsuitable investment recommendations to the customer concerning the purchase of energy sector mutual funds. Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) Public Disclosure…

Henry Liaw, of Clayton, Missouri, a stockbroker with AXA Advisors, LLC, was fined $5,000.00 and suspended from associating with any Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) member firm in any capacity after consenting to findings that he engaged in unauthorized outside business activities. Letter of Acceptance, Waiver and Consent, No. 2014042365201 (Aug 8, 2016). According to…

AXA Advisors LLC has been fined $50,000 by the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) and censured for its failure to supervise a broker who misappropriated $122,000 from the money market account of a customer, 70 percent of the account’s value. Letter of Acceptance Waiver and Consent The firm submitted a Letter of Acceptance Waiver and…