Category Archives: Next Financial Group

Charles Doraine-Former NEXT Financial Group Broker-Subject of Numerous Customer Suits-Corpus Christi, TX

June 2020- Corpus Christi, Texas

The FINRA records of  Charles L. Doraine ,  a  former stock broker who was last employed by NEXT Financial Group  disclose 2 prior regulatory matters, a pending customer disputes and 6 prior 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 4/2020 FINRA permanently barred Doraine from the securities industry to resolve allegations that he failed to provide on the record testimony in connection with an investigation of his suspected unsuitable recommendations of short term trading in mutual fund A shares, short term trading and over concentration of Puerto Rican municipal bonds.

In  pending FINRA Case 19-2841, a customer of NEXT Financial Group is seeking damages of $500,000 and alleges that during the period from 2012-2018 Doraine engaged in improper mutual fund switches, recommended unsuitable variable annuities and took advantage of the diminished capacity of one of the claimants.

In  FINRA Case 18-03088, a customer of NEXT Financial Group sought damages of $10 million and alleged that during the period from 2012-2015 Doraine recommended an unsuitable concentration in Puerto Rican bonds and excessively traded bonds and mutual funds. That case was settled in 2/2020 for over $3 million.

In  FINRA Case 18-1554, a customer of NEXT Financial alleged that from October 2012-2017  Doraine made in and out mutual fund trades that were unsuitable for a low risk tolerance account and sought damages of $2.5M. In December 2018 that case was settled for $375,000.

In NASD Case 05-2963, a customer of Doraine’s prior employer Merrill Lynch alleged that he made unauthorized trades and churned their account. That matter was settled for $400,000.

In NASD Case 01-6460 a customer of Merrill Lynch alleged churning and unsuitable recommendations and sought damages of $1.7 million. The case was settled for $350,000.

Doraine was employed by NEXT Financial Group from 3/2007-9/2019. He lists business affiliations with Doraine Wealth Management, Doraine Global Media, and KFP NE$T Egg.

Puerto Rico Debt Crisis

In early 2014, various credit rating agencies downgraded the debt of Puerto Rico to non investment grade, better known as junk status or speculative grade. This downgrade triggered acceleration clauses requiring the repayment of some debt within months, rather than years.

Puerto Rico has over $70 billion of outstanding debt, with a debt to GDP ratio of about 68%. While about $30 billion (42%) of Puerto Rico’s debt is owned by residents of Puerto Rico, the larger portion is owned by non-residents, primarily residents of the continental United States.

If you have losses in an account handled by Charles Doraine, call for a no charge consultation to learn about your options for recovery of damages.

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

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TollFree: 877-224-3199

Florida-561 391 1900 

Texas-512-329-2870

Frank Richardson-Investacorp & Post Oak Capital Group-Subject of $500K Customer Suit Over REITs-Houston, Texas

December 2018-Houston, TX

According to publicly available records   William Franklin (“Frank”) Richardson, Jr.  , a  stockbroker who is currently registered with Investacorp Inc. disclose a  currently pending customer dispute involving investments in real estate investment trusts (REITs) and limited partnerships.

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 11/2018 a customer of Investacorp filed FINRA arbitration 18-03731 alleging that recommendations to purchase direct investments, limited partnerships and non-publicly traded real estate investment trusts (REITs) were unsuitable. The customer is seeking damages of $500,000.

Frank Richardson has been registered with Investacorp since 1/2012. His previous employment includes Geneos Wealth Management and NEXT Financial Group. Richardson discloses a business affiliation with Post Oak Capital Group in Houston, TX. 

In a prior customer dispute a customer of NEXT Financial alleged that Richardson was negligent in calculating required minimum distribution (RMD) which resulted in resetting of an annuity amount. That case was settled for $34,920. 

If you have losses in an account in an account handled by Frank Richardson , contact us 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

Michael T. Marcom – NEXT Financial Group Broker-Discloses Settled Disputes – Georgetown, TX

May 2018 – Georgetown, TX

According to FINRA records, Michael T. Marcom ,  a stockbroker who is currently employed by NEXT Financial Group .disclose 4 prior 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 1/2011, a dispute filed by a customer of  Marcom’s prior employer, Investment Professionals, Inc., alleging unauthorized trades, excessive trades and unsuitable investment recommendations, was settled for $25,500.

Another dispute filed by an Investment Professionals, Inc. customer alleged that Marcom’s recommendation to invest 60% of the customer’s retirement funds be put in reverse convertible bonds was unsuitable.  This case was settled for $75,000 .

A third case, also filed by an Investment Professionals customer, alleged that the representative made excessive trades, unauthorized trades and unsuitable investment recommendations.   The case settled for $40,500.

Michael Marcom  has been employed with NEXT Financial since January 2009.  He was employed with Investment Professionals, Inc. from 4/2005-1/2009.

If you have losses  in an account handled by Michael Marcom or believe that your account has been mishandled contact us for a no charge consultation to discuss your legal 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.

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

Arshad Hussain-Former NEXT Financial Broker-Discharged by NEXT Financial for Improper Trading-Jasper, Alabama

April 2018 -Jasper, Alabama

According to FINRA records, Arshad Hussain ,  a currently unregistered  stockbroker who formerly was employed by NEXT Financial Group, disclose 3 prior customer disputes, two terminations from employment and a currently outstanding judgment/lien.

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.

Arshad Hussain Has Been Discharged Twice

Recently, in March 2018, Hussain was discharged by NEXT Financial Group who makes the following allegation on his FINRA record: “A review of RR trading activity for two customers revealed transactions involving short-term holds on long-term products which appeared to provide no financial benefit to the customers. In addition, the RR concealed the source of the funds by inaccurately completing firm product disclosure forms and product sponsor applications.”

In 7/2007, Hussain was discharged from his prior employer, Edward Jones who makes the following allegation on his FINRA record:“Discretion and engaging in trading practices not in line with firm’s investment policy.”

Hussain discloses a currently outstanding judgement/lien filed in Walker County, AL, in the amount of $1,213 in favor of Capital One Bank.

Arshad Hussain  was employed by NEXT Financial from 11/2007-4/2018. NEXT Financial Group is headquartered in Houston, TX, and has over 600 registered persons in over 400 branch offices nationwide.

If you have losses  in an account handled by Arshad Hussain or believe that your account has been mishandled contact us for a no charge consultation to discuss your legal 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.

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