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Former UBS Broker Wins $3 Million in Defamation Case

Former UBS Broker Wins $3 Million in Defamation Case

A FINRA arbitration panel has just awarded James L. Springer Jr.; a Sarasota investment adviser, $3 million in damages, to be paid by his former employer, UBS. Springer, who managed  $350 million in client assets during his 12 years with the company, claims UBS defamed him in a desperate...

Have FINRA's “Poor Investments” Affected its Members?

Have FINRA's “Poor Investments” Affected its Members?

In a recent report, the Wall Street Journal said FINRA's investments are underperforming. The self-regulatory organization boasts a $1 billion yearly budget, and it easily collects over $100 million per year through the imposition of fines.
According to WSJ journalists, throughout its...


FINRA VOWS TO LIMIT EXPUNGEMENTS – Rules and Realities

FINRA VOWS TO LIMIT EXPUNGEMENTS – Rules and Realities

“Arbitrators have a unique, distinct role in ensuring that customer dispute information is expunged from the CRD system only when it has no meaningful investor protection or regulatory value.” FINRA (September, 2017)
In a new push for closer scrutiny over expungements, FINRA...


FINRA CEO Cook Grilled by Congress on FINRA’s Financial Conduct

FINRA CEO Cook Grilled by Congress on FINRA’s Financial Conduct

During a recent Financial Services Subcommittee oversight hearing, both Democrat and Republican lawmakers raised concerns before FINRA CEO Robert Cook. Some of the issues discussed were the Regulatory Authority’s standing as a private entity and its handling of fine proceeds, which hit a...




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