Tim Russell Gerds (also known as Tim Gerds), of Hubertus, WI, a stockbroker registered with J.W. Cole Financial Inc., was the subject of a customer initiated investment related complaint that was settled on August 16, 2021, for $50,000.00 in damages based upon allegations that Gerds engaged in unauthorized trading and charged excessive fees in connection…

William Townley Koenig III of Spring Hill Florida a stockbroker currently employed by J.W. Cole Financial Inc. is referenced in a customer initiated investment related arbitration claim where the customer sought $100,000.00 in damages based upon allegations that the customer’s assets were placed in speculative stock positions that were not suitable for the customer. Financial…

Michael Terry Swingle of Clearwater Florida a stockbroker formerly registered with J.W. Cole Financial Inc. has been fined $5,000.00 and suspended for eighteen months from associating with any Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) member in any capacity based upon consenting to findings that he engaged in unauthorized customer loan arrangements with the firm’s customers. Letter…