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Sara R. Bohn-Former VSR Financial Services Broker-Discloses Termination from Employment-Christiansburg, VA

April 2017-Christiansburg, VA

The FINRA records of  Sara R. Bohn ,  a  stockbroker who is currently  employed by  First Citizens Investor Services  disclose a termination from employment.

The Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) is the agency that licenses and regulates stockbrokers and brokerage firms. FINRA requires brokers and brokerage firms to report customer complaints and disputes as well as regulatory sanctions. In addition brokers are required to disclose certain financial matters such as personal bankruptcies, judgments and liens.

In 4/2014 Sara Bohn was discharged by VSR Financial Services who made the following allegation on her FINRA record: “Registered representative was terminated for failure to provide expected service to customers even after several meetings discussing her lack of service.”

Bohn has been employed by First CItizens Investor Services since 10/2014. Prior to that she was with Verity Investments from 8/2014-11/2014. She was employed by VSR Financial Services from 4/2011-5/2014.

VSR Financial Services was fined $550,000 by the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) in May 2013 in connection with the sale of alternative investments . In their findings, FINRA criticised VSR Financial for recommending high concentration levels of alternative investments in customer accounts and for its lack of supervision over the use of consolidated reports prepared by brokers and provided to customers.

Alternative investments include non publicly traded real estate investment trusts (REITS) , hedge funds, real estate, commodities and derivatives contracts and, managed futures. These investments tend to be complex, illiquid, nontransparent, hard to value and expensive. Many of the alternative investments sold over recent years are not traded on any public market making them difficult to value and even more difficult to liquidate if cash is needed.

 VSR wound down operations at the end of 2016 and transferred most of their brokers and customer accounts to Summit Brokerage ServicesSee this for more information regarding VSR Financial Services.

If you have questions about an account  handled by Sara R. Bohn call for a no charge consultation.

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