Informational video on Churning fraud (excessive trading)
Churning fraud is defined as an unethical practice employed by some financial advisors to increase their commissions by excessively trading in a client’s account. This practice violates various FINRA Rules and is often referred to as “churn and burn”, “excessive trading”, “twisting” and “overtrading.”
Please view this video about Churning (excessive trading) from our securities fraud practices informational series.
Brokers have a fiduciary duty to make investment recommendations that are consistent with the clients net worth, investment experience and objectives. Risk tolerance, age, and liquidity needs also need to be considered. Furthermore, brokers are prohibited from engaging in underhanded businesses practice, like churning, that violate securities laws and regulations.
When brokers abuse client accounts and conduct transactions that violate securities laws, the brokerage firm they are working with may be liable for investment losses. Brokerage firms that fail to monitor the business activities of their employees may be liable for investment losses due to negligent supervision for the misconduct of their employees.
If you believe that you have been the victim of churning, please call the securities attorneys of The White Law Group at 888- 637-5510 for a free consultation.
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