March 2018 – New York
The FINRA records of Joseph M. Thurnherr, a stock broker who is currently employed by Spartan Capital Securities disclose two prior regulatory matters, three pending customer disputes , three prior final customer disputes and 2 outstanding judgment/liens.
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 December 2017 Thurnherr was suspended by FINRA for failing to comply with an arbitration award or settlement agreement or to satisfactorily respond to a FINRA request to provide information concerning the status of compliance. That suspension was lifted in January 2018. FINRA Case 16-01460.
In October 2017 Florida securities regulators (Florida Office of Financial Regulation “FOFR“) denied Joseph Morris Thurnherr’s application for registration as a broker for Spartan Capital Securities after he failed to request a hearing following the issuance of a Notice to Deny by FOFR, who alleged that Thurnherr made a material misrepresentation or misstatement on his application for registration.
In pending FINRA Case 17-0884 a customer of Meyers Associates (now known as Windsor Street Capital) is seeking damages of $383,000, alleging churning, improper use of margin borrowing, unsuitable investments and unauthorized trading.
In FINRA Case#16-01460, a customer of Thurnherr’s prior employer First Standard Financial Company alleges damages of $93,624 alleging that his account was unsuitably invested and over concentrated.
In FINRA Case#1-01143, a customer of Thurnherr’s prior employer Legend Securities alleges damages of $536,180 alleging churning, excessive trading, suitability, unauthorized trading, negligence, breach of fiduciary duty and misrepresentation.
Thurnherr has been registered with Spartan Capital Securities since 1/2017. He was with Windsor Street Capital (formerly Meyers Associates) from 11/2015-1/2017; with First Standard Financial Company from 10/2014-10/2015; National Securities Corp from 11//2012-10/2014; and with Legend Securities from 1/2011-1/2012.
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Meyers Associates is now Windsor Street Capital
In 2016 Meyers Associates changed its name to Windsor Street Capital. While called Meyers Associates the firm gained a reputation for hiring brokers whose FINRA BrokerCheck reports had an inordinate number of disclosures. The Investment News reported in 2014 that Meyers Associates “stands out as a haven for registered representatives with black marks on their employment histories”.
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