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William Bruckner-Banyan Private Wealth-Discloses Regulatory Sanction/ Termination of Employment-WPB, FL

April 2017-West Palm Beach, FL

The FINRA records of  William Bruckner ,  a  stockbroker who is currently registered with Woodstock Financial Group disclose a regulatory event and  a recent termination 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 3/2017 Bruckner was fined $5,000 and suspended for 15 days by FINRA to resolve allegations that while employed by Merrill Lynch, he mismarked 20 order tickets as unsolicited when, in fact, he had solicited the underlying trades to his customers. FINRA Case 2016050195201

In 5/2016 Bruckner was discharged from Merrill Lynch who made the following allegation on his FINRA record: “Conduct including solicitation of no opinion securities, mismarking trades as unsolicited and failure to be forthcoming in discussions with the Firm”.

Bruckner was employed by Merrill Lynch from 7/2012-6/2016. Prior to that he was employed by Sanford C. Bernstein 2/2010-7/2012. He discloses a business affiliation with Banyan Private Wealth in West Palm Beach, FL.

If you have losses in an account in an account handled by William Bruckner , you may be able to recover damages through FINRA arbitration.

Solicited vs Unsolicited Trade

A solicited trade is a transaction where the broker contacts the customer to commence the transaction, generally meaning that it is the idea of the broker to buy or sell a particular investment. An unsolicited trade is one in which the customer initiates the trade; ie, the customer tells the broker he would like to buy or sell a particular investment.

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