Category Archives: The Leaders Group Inc.

Jun Zhou-Former The Leaders Group, Inc. Broker- Barred from FINRA-Chicago, IL

April 2020- Chicago, IL

The FINRA records of Jun Zhou, a broker previously employed  by  The Leaders Group, Inc. & Farmers Financial Solutions, disclose  a regulatory event resulting in her bar from the securities industry and a termination.

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 November 2019, Zhou  was permanently barred from the securities industry by the Securities and Exchange Commission after allegations that “she participated in private securities transactions with sales of $16,050,000 and selling compensation of $199,000 without providing written notice to, or receiving approval from, her member firm. The findings stated that Zhou, both individually and through a small real estate company she wholly owned and controlled, participated in the sale of membership interests in private real estate funds managed by a third party and in a promissory note with that third-party fund manager. The fund membership interests and the promissory note were securities. In addition, Zhou formed a private real estate fund managed by Zhou’s real estate company. Zhou subsequently filed, on behalf of the fund, a notice of exempt offering of securities with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) related to transactions through which Zhou and her real estate company sold membership interests in the fund to investors, including firm customers. In connection with these transactions, Zhou’s real estate company received from the fund a sourcing fee and a quarterly asset management fee.”

Zhou was employed with The Leaders Group, Inc.  from November of 2015 until she was discharged in August of 2018 after allegations that Zhou was agent of record for Zhou Fund, LLC, a reg D filing with the SEC.   This was not reported or approved.     Before that she was employed with Farmers Financial Solutions.

Zhou discloses affiliations with Jun Zhou CPA, LTD, Jun Zhou Insurance Agency, Inc., CityWide Real Estate, Inc. and Farmers Insurance Group.

If you have problems in an account  handled by Jun Zhou call for a no charge consultation .

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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Mark Reinking-Former Leader’s Group Broker-Subject of $1M Customer Suit-Austin, TX

February 2018-Austin, Texas

The FINRA records of  Mark B. Reinking ,  a  stockbroker who is not currently registered with any broker dealer and who was last employed by The Leaders Group Inc. disclose a pending customer arbitraiton complaint.

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 Reinking’s  former employer Sunset Financial Services filed FINRA arbitration case #17-03513 seeking damages of $1 million. The customer alleges breach of fiduciary duty, fraud, breach of contract, negligence in connection with the purchase of various direct investments, including real estate securities.

Reinking’s prior employment includes: The Leader’s Group 3/2015-8/2017; Centaurus Financial 6/2010-3/2013; Sunset Financial Services 11/197-6/2010. Reinking discloses business affiliations with RAM Financial Group (formerly Reinking Asset Management) and Risk Paradigm Group, both of which are located in Austin, TX.

If you have questions about an account handled by Mark Reinking , call to speak with an experienced securities attorney to discuss your options.

Alternative investments include non publicly traded real estate investment trusts (REITS) , equipment leasing partnerships, oil and gas partnerships, hedge funds, real estate, commodities and derivatives contracts and, managed futures. These investments tend to be complex, illiquid, non transparent, hard to value and expensive. Many of the alternative investments sold over recent years are not traded on any public market making them difficult to value and even more difficult to liquidate if cash is needed.

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