Former San Francisco Financial Advisor Is Barred Following Over $100 Million in Investor Claims Filed Against JP Morgan
Nearly a year after FINRA Lawyers, Shepherd Smith Edwards and Kantas (investorlawyers.com) won a $4 million Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) arbitration claim against JP Morgan Securities, the former star broker involved, Edward Turley, has been now barred from the industry. Turley, who was the financial advisor in at least nine recently filed customer complaints alleging unauthorized and excessive trading, has consented to the bar. Turley’s former clients are claiming that they suffered over $100 million in investment losses.
The ex-San Francisco-based financial advisor was fired by JP Morgan Securities in August 2021. Last month, FINRA, which was investigating the allegations against him, asked Turley to provide testimony about his trading patterns. This would have included patterns involving margin and foreign currency, as well as the buying and selling of preferred stock and high-yield bonds. Turley declined. His refusal to testify violates FINRA Rule 8210, which requires brokers to cooperate with enforcement investigations, as well as FINRA Rule 2010, which requires high standards of commercial honor for FINRA members.