FINRA Investigates Kenneth B. Neuner for Unauthorized Discretion
According to the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority, the regulator has permanently barred Kenneth B. Neuner from the securities industry. Without admitting or denying the findings, Neuner consented to the sanction and to the entry of findings that he refused to appear for FINRA-requested on-the-record testimony during the course of an investigation into his unauthorized exercise of discretion purported by his member firm on a Form U5.
According to his FINRA BrokerCheck report, Neuner was registered with VSR Financial Services in Dallas, TX for twenty years. In 2016 he made the move to Summit Brokerage Services in Dallas, Texas where he was registered until he was discharged in March 2017 for unauthorized exercise of discretion.
Unauthorized trading occurs when a broker buys, sells, or exchanges securities without proper authority from the investor. FINRA Rules 2510(b) and 2020 and NYSE Rule 408(a) prohibit a broker from making or exercising discretionary trading authority in a customer’s account.
For FINRA’s full findings see FINRA case #2017053555601.
Recovery of Investment Losses
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