Articles Tagged with National Securities Corp

Broker-Dealer Ordered to Pay Customers More Than $625K in Restitution

The Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) sanctioned National Securities Corporation for about $9M, including $4.77M disgorgement in net profits. The broker-dealer allegedly tried to artificially impact the market for GPB private placements involving several public offerings while serving as the underwriter. GPB Capital Holdings is accused of operating a more than $1.7B Ponzi scam that defrauded over 17,000 investors. 

National Securities must pay over $625K in restitution for allegedly not disclosing certain material information to customers who bought GPB private placements. FINRA fined the firm $3.6M for alleged broker misconduct and other violations. 

Investor’s FINRA Arbitration Claim Seeks Damages of Up to $100K in GPB Private Placements and Other Securities

A Florida retiree has filed a Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) arbitration claim against the brokerage firm, National Securities Corp. 

The claimant contends that agents of National Securities Corp overconcentrated his account in real estate investment trusts (REITs), privately traded securities, and private placements. This included a large position in GPB Capital Holdings, which is accused of operating an over $1.7B Ponzi scam.

Non-Traditional Investment Losses

If you were an investor who sustained investment losses while working with Mark Alan Cline, contact Shepherd Smith Edwards and Kantas, LLP (SSEK Law Firm) today. Our brokerage firm misconduct lawyers work with clients who have suffered financial losses due to the negligent, fraudulent or other wrongful actions of their financial representatives.

Based out of Wildwood, Florida, Cline operates the Cline Financial Group.  According to its website, Cline Financial Group offers what are known as non-traditional investments such as Real Estate Investment Trusts (“REITs”), Delaware Statutory Trusts (“DSTs”) and Non-Traded Preferred Stocks.  Based on Cline’s official record with the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (“FINRA”), the entity that regulates all brokerage firms and advisors, he is an employee of National Securities Corporation.

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