March 2018 UPDATE–See this for update. Cotter suspended and fined for excessive trading.
July 2016- Charlotte, North Carolina
FINRA records report that a customer of former NEXT Financial Group stockbroker Joseph L. Cotter has alleged damages of $625,000 for mismanagement of her brokerage account from 2013-2016.
Joseph L. Cotter was discharged by NEXT Financial Group on 3/18/2016 for excessively trading a customer account. Cotter was employed by NEXT Financial from 6/2008-3/2016. He has been employed by Petersen Investments since March 2016. Prior to that he was employed by American Municipal Securities, Inc.
In connection with his discharge, NEXT Financial made the following allegations on Cotter’s official FINRA record:
“The firm conducted an internal review of the trading activity in a customer’s accounts and found the level of trading activity to be excessive in light of the customer’s profile and the character of the account.”
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