DECEMBER 2017 UPDATE-We recently filed an arbitration claim against McNally Financial Services on behalf of a several individuals residing in South Texas who allege that their retirement accounts were mismanaged by Mark Kemp. The claimants are seeking damages of $100,000-$500,000 from McNally Financial Services.
ORIGINAL POST-October 2017 – Corpus Christi, Texas
According to publicly available records Mark A. Kemp (CRD#2057200) , a stockbroker who currently works for San Antonio-based McNally Financial Services Corp. , discloses a prior regulatory event, 7 prior customer disputes and 2 terminations 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 4/2012, Kemp was fined $5,000 and suspended five days by FINRA to resolve allegations that in 11/2009 while employed by NEXT Financial Group, he mismarked seven order tickets for a penny stock as unsolicited when, in fact, they were solicited. FINRA Case 2009018570501.
Prior customer disputes against Mark A. Kemp resulting in the payment of compensation to former customers include:
- FINRA Case 9-5086-While employed by Hornor, Townsend and Kent a customer sought damages of $320,000 and alleged that Kemp engaged in unauthorized trading and recommended unsuitable securities and annuities inconsistent with their financial situation, risk tolerance and investment objectives. That case settled for $43,000.
- FINRA Case 9-03476-A customer of Hornor, Townsend and Kent sought damages of $538,900 alleging that Kemp misled them about suitable strategies and investments, engaged in unauthorized transactions and failed to follow their directions. The case settled for $145,000.
- Nueces County, TX, Case 00-4498C- a group of customers of MONY Securities Corporation alleged that Kemp and others were engaged in the sale stock in Worldhome Industries. The customers alleged that none of the funds they invested went to the compan. That case was settled for $1,133,000.
Kemp has been employed by McNally Financial Services since 4/2010. He was previously employed by NEXT Financial Group, Hornor, Townsend & Kent and MONY Securities. Kemp discloses a business affiliation with Kemp Financial Services in Corpus Christi, TX.
In 11/1998 Kemp was discharged by MONY Securities who alleged that Kemp participated in selling of private, non approved, securities, “selling away”.
In 11/2009 Kemp was discharged by NEXT Financial Group who made the following allegation on Kemp’s FINRA record: “Solicitation of penny stock in violation of firm policy and failure to observe high standards of commercial order and equitable principal trade.” Kemp indicated on FINRA records that he was discharged because it was alleged that he solicited a penny stock against firm policy.
If you have losses in an account handled by Mark A. Kemp, you may be able to recover damages from his employer through FINRA arbitration. Call to discuss your options.
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.
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