- November 20, 2020
- McNally Financial Services
Lawrence Goldstein (CRD # 2282699) was a Financial Advisor at McNally Financial Services Corporation in Sparks, NV. Lawrence Goldstein was in the securities industry from 1992 to 2020. Lawrence Goldstein worked for JHS Capital Advisors, Inc., FINRA expelled firm Sterling Financial Investment Group, Inc., Morgan Stanley DW Inc., Bear, Stearns &Co. Inc., and Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner & Smith Incorporated.
According to publicly available records released by the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA), on November 10, 2020, Lawrence Goldstein was barred by FINRA.
According to the FINRA sanction:
“Without admitting or denying the findings, Goldstein consented to the sanction and to the entry of findings that he refused to appear for on-the-record testimony requested by FINRA in connection with its investigation into whether he engaged in unsuitable excessive trading in a customer’s account.”
For a copy of the FINRA sanction, click here
Excessive trading occurs when a Financial Advisor places his or her interests in front of the client and recommends transactions for the purpose of generating commissions. FINRA rules prohibit a Financial Advisor from churning or excessively trading an account. Brokerage firms are required to conduct a quantitative suitability analysis to ensure that the number of trades placed in a customer account do not render the strategy unsuitable. For example, a Financial Advisor may recommend the sale of a security at a profit. However, if the commission generated on the buy and sale of that same security exceeds the profit, the customer has actually lost money in that security. Often times, customers are unaware that the commissions charged supersede the profit associated with a transaction or series of transactions.
Financial advisors have a legal and regulatory obligation to recommend only suitable investments that are appropriate for their clients’ needs and objectives. Their employing brokerage firm has a legal and regulatory obligation to supervise the Financial Advisors’ sales practices and dealings with clients. To the extent any of these duties are breached, the customer may be entitled to a recovery of his or her investment losses.
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