INVESTOR WARNING! EJ Sterling and Allied Millennial Partners
EJ Sterling, now known as Allied Millennial Partners, Ordered to Pay $35,000 for Supervisory Failures
EJ Sterling, a securities brokerage firm based out of New York City, was recently ordered to pay partial restitution of $35,000 for supervisory failures. FINRA (the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority) found that between January 2014 and June 2015, EJ Sterling had several supervisory missteps, including that it allowed the excessive trading or churning to continue with inadequate oversight.
FINRA alleged that due to its failure to detect excessive trading or churning, 33 accounts had been excessively traded or churned. FINRA also alleged that the accounts had turnovers ranging from 20 to 140, and the cost equity ratios ranged from 20% to 154%. To put this in perspective, if an account had a cost equity ratio of 100%, that means the account would have to double itself just to break even from the costs of trading.
Brokerage firms like EJ Sterling have a responsibility to adequately supervise all representatives who are registered through their firm. Brokerage firms also must take steps to ensure that their financial advisors follow all securities rules and regulations, as well as internal firm policies. When brokerage firms fail to adequately supervise their registered representatives, they may be liable for investment losses sustained by customers.
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