Morgan Stanley has been ordered to pay $2.4 million to investors due allegations of unauthorized and excessive trading on client accounts. The investors included a group of physicians and their family members. All were clients of former Morgan Stanley broker Steven Mark Wyatt.
Wyatt allegedly sold clients stocks that he himself owed, in addition to loading their portfolios with speculative exchange traded funds and other risky securities.
According to InvestmentNews. Wyatt has been repeatedly accused of mishandling investments. Four other case involving Wyatt have been settled or resolved. Two other Morgan Stanley employees were named in the case. Branch manager Fred E. Brister III and broker Hilary Zimmerman.
Brokerage firms are required to properly supervise their employees and to ensure that they are complying with industry rules and standards. When they fail to do so, the firms can be liable for investment losses.
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