Financial Advisor Shaun Stein (National Securities Corp.) Customer Complaints

Shaun Stein (CRD # 4873578) is a Financial Advisor at National Securities Corporation in Jersey City, NJ. Shaun Stein has been in the securities industry since 20004 and previously worked at FINRA expelled firm Meyers Associates, L.P., Alexander Capital, L.P., J.P., Turner & Company, L.L.C., National Securities Corporation, and Joseph Stevens & Company, Inc.

According to publicly available records released by the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA), Shaun Stein has been the subject of five (5) customer complaints, alleging sales practice misconduct. Among the complaints against Shaun Stein include the following:
• May 2020—” SUITABILITY.” Alleged damages are $750,000 and the matter remains pending.
• March 2020—”SUITABILITY.” Alleged damages are $100,000 and the matter remains pending.
• July 2015—”CHURNING AND MISHANDLING OF ACCOUNT.” The matter was closed without action.
• July 2015—”CHURNING AND MISHANDLING OF ACCOUNT.” Alleged damages are $60,000 and the matter remains pending.
• April 2012—”UNAUTHORIZED TRANSACTIONS.” The matter was denied.

For a copy of Shaun Stein’s CRD, click https://brokercheck.finra.org/individual/summary/4873578#disclosuresSection

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.

Reasonable basis suitability requires that a recommended investment or investment strategy be suitable or appropriate for at least some investors. Reasonable basis suitability requires an advisor to conduct adequate due diligence so that he or she can determine the risks and rewards of the investment or investment strategy.

Quantitative suitability requires a brokerage firm or financial advisor with actual or de facto control over a customer’s account to have a reasonable basis for believing that a series of recommended transactions – even if suitable when viewed in isolation – is not excessive and unsuitable for the customer when taken together in light of the customer’s investment profile. No single test defines excessive activity, but factors such as the turnover rate, the cost-equity ratio, and the use of in-and-out trading in a customer’s account may provide a basis for a finding that a member or associated person has violated the quantitative suitability obligation.

Customer-specific suitability requires that a member or associated person have a reasonable basis to believe that the recommendation is suitable for a particular customer based on that customer’s investment profile. Among the criteria that a financial advisor must evaluate to satisfy his or her customer-specific suitability obligations include the investor’s:
• Age
• Other investments
• Financial situation and needs
• Tax status
• Investment objectives
• Time horizon
• Liquidity needs
• Risk tolerance
• Any other information disclosed by the customer

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