Kenneth Luccioni Has Pending Complaints Involving Investment Loss
Kenneth Luccioni (CRD#: 719779) is a previously registered Broker at Triad Advisors, Inc.
He entered the securities industry in 1980 and previously worked for Triad Advisors, Inc.; London Pacific Advisors; Royal Alliance Associates, Inc.; Keogler, Morgan & Company, Inc.; Derand/Pennington/Bass, Inc.; Mesa Securities Corporation; and First Investors Corporation.
Current And Past Allegations Of Conduct Leading To Investment Loss
According to publicly available records released by the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA), in January 2021, a customer dispute was filed against Kenneth Luccioni. The allegation states, “Claimant alleges that Mr. Luccioni overconcentrated her account in volatile energy sector securities that were unsuitable.” Damages of $500,000 are requested, and the customer dispute is pending.
In addition, Kenneth Luccioni has been the subject of two customer complaints, including two that remain pending, including the following:
- March 2020 – “Claimants allege an unsuitable investment strategy beginning in 2005.” Damages of $900,000 are requested, and the customer dispute is pending.
- March 2020 – “Claimants allege an unsuitable investment strategy beginning in 2005.” Damages of $1M are requested, and the customer dispute is pending.
- November 2018 – “Without admitting or denying the findings, Luccioni consented to the sanction and to the entry of findings that he failed to provide documents and information to FINRA in connection with an investigation into whether he had failed to disclose federal and state tax liens on his Uniform Application for Securities Industry Registration or Transfer (Form U4).” Kenneth Luccioni was barred from all capacities indefinitely beginning November 9, 2018. For a copy of the FINRA sanction, click here.
For a copy of Kenneth Luccioni’s FINRA BrokerCheck, click here.
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