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Investors Bring FINRA Arbitration Claim Against First Financial Equity Corporation

December 01, 2020  |   Posted by :   |   Failure To Supervise, FINRA Securities Arbitration, Investment and Regulatory News, Selling Away and Outside Activities   |   Comments Off on Investors Bring FINRA Arbitration Claim Against First Financial Equity Corporation

Robert Joseph Kerrigan Senior of Scottsdale Arizona a stockbroker formerly employed by First Financial Equity Corporation is referenced in a customer initiated investment related arbitration claim which was settled for $40,000.00 in damages supported by accusations that a fiduciary duty that was owed to the customer had been breached and that First Financial Equity Corporation […]

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First Financial Stockbroker Sanctioned For Outside Activities

November 04, 2020  |   Posted by :   |   Securities Arbitration Claims, Selling Away and Outside Activities   |   Comments Off on First Financial Stockbroker Sanctioned For Outside Activities

Stephen Leroy Whittaker of Surprise Arizona a stockbroker formerly registered with First Financial Equity Corporation 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 findings that he engaged in outside business activities. Letter of Acceptance Waiver and Consent No. 2019062207301 […]

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Investors Bring FINRA Claim Against First Financial Equity Corp For Stockbroker Theft

November 04, 2020  |   Posted by :   |   Misappropriation of Funds, Securities Arbitration Claims, Stockbroker Theft   |   Comments Off on Investors Bring FINRA Claim Against First Financial Equity Corp For Stockbroker Theft

David John Volpe of Scottsdale Arizona a stockbroker employed by First Financial Equity Corporation is referenced in a customer initiated investment related arbitration claim in which the customer sought more than $5,000.00 in damages founded on allegations that the customer’s funds had been converted by the stockbroker. Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) Arbitration No. 20-02492 […]

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First Financial Stockbroker Investigated For Failure to Supervise

September 13, 2019  |   Posted by :   |   Failure To Supervise, Investment and Regulatory News   |   0 Comments

Melissa Ann Strouse of Scottsdale Arizona a stockbroker formerly registered with First Financial Equity Corporation is the subject of a Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) investigation in which FINRA indicated that its Department of Enforcement should pursue disciplinary action against the stockbroker for possible supervisory failures and other violations of FINRA and National Association of […]

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First Financial Broker Suspended For Not Paying Arbitration Award

Robert Joseph Kerrigan a stockbroker formerly registered with First Financial Equity Corporation has been suspended on May 4, 2017 from associating with any Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) member in any capacity founded on accusations that he failed to inform FINRA as to whether he complied with FINRA Arbitration Award No. 16-01607 (Feb. 21, 2017) where […]

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First Financial Equity Corporation Fined For Failure To Supervise

January 05, 2017  |   Posted by :   |   Failure To Supervise, Investment and Regulatory News   |   0 Comments

First Financial Equity Corporation, headquartered in Scottsdale, Arizona, was censured and fined $230,000.00 by Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) Department of Enforcement according to an Office of Hearing Officers’ Order Accepting Offer of Settlement containing findings that the firm failed to supervise key aspects of the firm’s operations, which included the commissions charged by the […]

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First Financial Equity Corporation Named In Customer Arbitration Claim

Randy Merrill, of Waco Texas, a stockbroker currently registered with First Financial Equity Corporation, has been subject to a customer initiated investment related arbitration claim on October 19, 2015, which was settled for $22,500.00 in damages based upon allegations that Merrill effected unsuitable transactions in the customer’s investment account. The customer additionally alleged that First […]

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Merrill Lynch Named In Customer Unauthorized Trading Claim

Joseph I. Yanofsky, of Greenwood Village, Colorado, a stockbroker formerly registered with Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner & Smith, has been subject to a customer initiated investment related arbitration claim on August 27, 2015, in which the customer alleged that Yanofsky effected unauthorized transactions in the customer’s investment account. FINRA Public Disclosure reveals that Yanofsky has […]

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Customers Seek to Kill Gill In Suitability Claim

Kirk J. Gill, of Tucson, Arizona, a stockbroker with Morgan Stanley, is subject to several pending customer disputes. Particularly, on August 3, 2016, a customer lodged a pending dispute against Gill, in which the customer requested $500,000.00 in damages after alleging that Gill made recommendations to the customer that were unsuitable. FINRA’s BrokerCheck reveals that […]

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First Financial Equity Corporation Charged With Failure To Supervise

First Financial Equity Corporation, headquartered in Scottsdale, Arizona, as well as the firm’s Chief Compliance Officer, Melissa Strouse, was named in a Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) Department of Enforcement Complaint alleging failure to supervise various aspects of the firm’s operations, including commissions charged by the firm’s staff. Department of Enforcement v. First Financial Equity […]

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First Financial Equity Corporation Stockbroker Barred In Investigation

Robert J. Kerrigan, of Scottsdale, Arizona, a stockbroker with First Financial Equity Corporation, was permanently barred from associating with any Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) member firm in any capacity after consenting to findings that he obstructed a FINRA investigation into his alleged misconduct. Letter of Acceptance, Waiver and Consent, No. 2015047151401 (May 11, 2016). […]

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