Category Archives: Excessive use of margin borrowing

Michael Polyakov- Westpark Capital Broker-Discloses Customer Disputes – Boca Raton, FL

March 2018 – Boca Raton, FL

According to publicly available records Michael Polyakov(CRD# 734810)  a  stockbroker who is currently employed by Westpark Capital  disclose 3 prior settled customer disputes .

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 FINRA Case 13-01037,  a customer of  one of Polyakov’s prior employers, International Assets Advisory,  alleged “wrongful conduct by making unsuitable investments, churning and excessive trading”.   The case was settled for  $72,500.

In NASD Case 3-0376, a customer of former employer Bear, Stearns alleged excessive trading and unsuitable recommendations as well as a failure to adequately explain the risks of trading on margin. That case was settled for $182,500.

Polyakov has been employed with WestPark Capital since January 2016. He was employed by International Assets Advisory from December 2010 to February 2012,  and with Revere Securities Corp. from February 2012 to October 2015 .

If you have questions about an account in an account handled by Michael Polyakov,  contact us for a no charge consultation to discuss your legal options for recovery.

Rex Securities Law , with offices in Boca Raton, FL,  and  Austin, TX,   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.

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TollFree: 877-224-3199

Florida-561 391 1900 

Texas-512-329-2870

Mitchell Yanow-Former Stifel Nicolaus Broker-Discharged Over Allegations of Misappropriation of Customer Funds-Boca Raton, FL

June 2018- Boca Raton, FL

The FINRA records of Mitchell T. Yanow  , a stock broker who is not currently registered  disclose  that he was recently discharged by Stifel, Nicolaus & Co. and the settlement of a customer dispute.

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 May 2018, Yanow was discharged by Stifel Nicolaus, who alleged that Yanow “took money from a client account for his personal use without authority”.

Yanow had been employed by Stifel Nicolaus since 4/2015. Prior to that he was employed by Oppenheimer & Co. 

In 9/2015 a customer of Yanow/Oppenheimer was paid $144,000 to resolve allegations that their account was charged excessive commissions and margin interest.

If you have questions about  an account handled by Mitchell Yanow, call for a no charge consultation to learn how you may be able to recover damages through FINRA arbitration.

Rex Securities Law , with offices in Boca Raton, FL,  and  Austin, TX,   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.

Nationwide Representation

Rex Securities Law

TollFree: 877-224-3199

Florida-561 391 1900 

Texas-512-329-2870

William M. Robertson-Former First Allied Securities Broker-Subject of $22M Customer Dispute-Deer Park, TX

April 2018- Deer Park, Texas

According to FINRA records,  William M. Robertson , a currently unregistered broker who last worked for First Allied Securities, discloses a currently pending dispute in which a customer seeks damages of $22 million.

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 January 2018 a customer of First Allied Securities and First Allied Advisory Services alleged that from 2008-2014, Robertson recommended unsuitable investments and failed to disclose risk associated with investment recommendations. Claims include breach of fiduciary duty, misrepresentations and failure to supervise. Damages are alleged to be $22 million. 

According to Robertson’s FINRA record, in 5/2010, a customer of First Allied Securities was paid $110,000 to resolve allegations that their account had been churned, was traded without authority, and had improper use of margin borrowing. FINRA Case #09-3968.

Robertson was registered with First Allied Securities from 10/2000-12/2016. He discloses business affiliations with Robertson Wealth Management, Advanced Financial Services, and was host of the Straight Talk Money radio show.

If you have questions about an account handled by William M. Robertson,  contact us for a no charge consultation to discuss your options and to learn how you may be able to recover damages for account losses through FINRA arbitration.

Rex Securities Law , with offices in Boca Raton, FL,  and  Austin, TX,   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.

Nationwide Representation

Rex Securities Law

TollFree: 877-224-3199

Florida-561 391 1900 

Texas-512-329-2870