Category Archives: CFD Investments

CFD Investments Fined $100,000 For Broker Conflict of Interest

The Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) is the largest independent regulator for all securities firms doing business in the United States. FINRA’s chief role is to protect investors by maintaining the fairness of the U.S. capital markets.

All stockbrokers and broker dealers (brokerage firms) are required to be licensed by and subject to the rules and regulations of FINRA. Each month FINRA publishes disciplinary actions against brokers and broker dealers. Discipline can range from monetary fines and suspensions, or in extreme cases, revocation of licensing and a bar from the securities industry.

October 2013 

 CFD Investments, Inc. (CRD #25427, Kokomo, Indiana) submitted a Letter of Acceptance, Waiver and Consent in which the firm was censured and fined $100,000.

Without admitting or denying the findings, the firm consented to the described sanctions and to the entry of findings that it failed to respond adequately to red flags relating to a former registered representative, which taken together would have caused it to investigate and discover his conversion of a trust’s assets.

The broker served as both trustee of the trust as well as broker to the trust, a clear conflict of interest. The FINRA report found that numerous red flags were ignored including a pattern of mutual fund switching that went on for five years.

(FINRA Case #2009019590503 )

See the FINRA website for current and historical disciplinary actions as well as the complete FINRA report on CFD Investments, Inc. 

If you have questions about investment losses or the way your brokerage account has been handled, please contact us to discuss your legal rights.
Rex Securities Law , located in Boca Raton, FL, provides representation to  investors  nationwide who are seeking recovery of investment losses due to the negligence or fraud of stockbrokers and broker dealers. If you have questions about how your account has been handled, call to speak with an experienced securities attorney. Most cases handled on a contingent fee basis meaning that you do not pay legal fees unless we are successful.

Rex Securities Law

561 391 1900

CFD Investments, Inc. Broker Craig Morrison Suspended for Cutting/Pasting Customer Signatures

Gainesville, Florida

The Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) is the largest independent regulator for all securities firms doing business in the United States. FINRA’s chief role is to protect investors by maintaining the fairness of the U.S. capital markets.

All stockbrokers and broker dealers (brokerage firms) are required to be licensed by and subject to the rules and regulations of FINRA. Each month FINRA publishes disciplinary actions against brokers and broker dealers. Discipline can range from monetary fines and suspensions, or in extreme cases, revocation of licensing and a bar from the securities industry.

See the FINRA website for current and historical disciplinary actions.

AUGUST 2013

Craig Robert Morrison (CRD #4490109, Registered Representative, Gainesville, Florida-not currently registered, ( previously registered with CFD Investments, Inc. 11/2012-12/2012, ING Financial Partners, Inc. 12/2010, ING Financial Advisors 03/1006-12/2010) submitted a Letter of Acceptance, Waiver and Consent in which he was fined $5,000 and suspended from association with any FINRA member in any capacity for three months. The fine must be paid either immediately upon Morrison’s reassociation with a FINRA member firm following his suspension, or prior to the filing of any application or request for relief from any statutory disqualification, whichever is earlier.

Without admitting or denying the findings, Morrison consented to the described sanctions and to the entry of findings that he falsified
customers’ documents by recycling the customers’ signatures from
previously signed documents and pasting their signatures onto new asset allocation change/ fund transfer forms, beneficiary designation forms and a Roth 403(b) salary reduction agreement. The findings stated that Morrison pasted the signatures without authorization, for transactions the customers otherwise had approved.

The suspension is in effect from July 1, 2013, through September 30, 2013. (FINRA Case #2012034371401)
If you have questions about investment losses or the way your brokerage account has been handled, please contact us to discuss your legal rights.

Rex Securities Law , located in Boca Raton, FL, provides representation to  investors  nationwide who are seeking recovery of investment losses due to the negligence or fraud of stockbrokers and broker dealers. If you have questions about how your account has been handled, call to speak with an experienced securities attorney. Most cases handled on a contingent fee basis meaning that you do not pay legal fees unless we are successful.

Rex Securities Law

561 391 1900