- August 29, 2022
- Network 1 Financial Securities
Christopher Polinaire (CRD#: 4330879) is a registered Broker at Network 1 Financial Securities, Inc. in Hauppauge, NY.
He entered the securities industry in 2004 and previously worked for Arrive Capital Markets; First Standard Financial Company, LLC; Rockwell Global Capital, LLC; Salomon Whitney, LLC; CBG Financial Group, Inc.; Dalton Strategic Investment Services, Inc.; First Midwest Securities, Inc.; Cape Securities, Inc.; Avalon Partners, Inc.; Liberty Partners Financial Services, LLC; American Capital Partners, LLC; America’s Choice Equities, LLC; J.P. Turner & Co., LLC; Milestone Financial Services, Inc.; and LH Ross & Co., Inc.
Current And Past Allegations Of Conduct Leading To Investment Loss
According to publicly available records released by the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA), in June 2022, FINRA opened an investigation into Christopher Polinaire. The investigation description states, “FINRA Case #20200666857. On June 8, 2022, FINRA made a preliminary determination to recommend that disciplinary action be brought against Christopher Alexander Polinaire alleging violation of FINRA Rules 2111 and 2010 in that he engaged in excessive and unsuitable trading in customer accounts.”
In addition, Christopher Polinaire has been the subject of four disclosures, including the following:
- August 2015 — A civil judgment/lien in the amount of $10,581.76 was levied against Christopher Polinaire.
- July 2007 — A civil judgment/lien in the amount of $1,082 was levied against Christopher Polinaire.
- January 2007 — A civil judgment/lien in the amount of $623 was levied against Christopher Polinaire.
- November 2004 — A civil judgment/lien in the amount of $3,355.37 was levied against Christopher Polinaire.
For a copy of Christopher Polinaire’s FINRA BrokerCheck, click here.
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