CFP Board Revocation, FINRA Suspends Gary Bowman, Sagepoint Financial
According to a press release on March 1, 2022, the Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards, Inc. (CFP Board) announced public sanctions against financial advisor Gary Bowman. The board reportedly issued an administrative order permanently revoking Bowman’s right to use the CFP® certification marks after he allegedly failed to file an Answer to CFP Board’s Complaint within the required timeframe.
The CFP Board’s Complaint was in connection to allegations by the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA), in which Bowman was suspended from association with any FINRA member in any capacity for three months and issued a $10,000 fine for violating FINRA Rules 2111 and 2010.
Bowman allegedly engaged in an unsuitable pattern of short-term trading of Unit Investment Trusts (UITs) in customer accounts, and purportedly made recommendations that caused his customers to incur unnecessary sales charges and were unsuitable in view of the frequency and cost of the transactions, according to FINRA.
According to the announcement, Bowman did not report FINRA’s findings to the CFP Board as required. After he reportedly failed to file an Answer to the Complaint he has been deemed in default, and CFP Board issued an Administrative Order of Revocation.
According to his broker report, Bowman was affiliated with the following firms during his career in the securities industry.
02/15/2013 – 08/06/2021, SAGEPOINT FINANCIAL, INC. (CRD#:133763), CORONA, CA,
12/03/2008 – 02/28/2013, ARQUE CAPITAL, LTD. (CRD#:121192), ORANGE, CA
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