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Iorio Altamirano LLP is investigating claims on behalf of Triad Advisors LLC customers after the firm was censured and fined $150,000 by FINRA. The sanctions involve supervisory failures related to i) switches and short-term trading of A-share mutual funds in customer accounts and ii) variable annuity exchanges.

Triad Advisors LLC was also ordered to pay restitution of $43,998 plus interest to customers identified by FINRA.

If you have lost money with Triad Advisors LLC, contact New York securities arbitration lawyers Iorio Altamirano LLP for a free and confidential evaluation of your account.

The Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (“FINRA”) has barred financial advisor Ryan Ashley Raskin from the securities industry. Ryan Raskin was registered with Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner & Smith Incorporated (“Merrill Lynch”) in Beverly Hills, California, from May 2016 until May 2020.  Merrill Lynch terminated Mr. Raskin’s employment on March 4, 2020, alleging that his business practices were inconsistent with Merrill Lynch’s standards.  The business practices purportedly included inappropriate investment recommendations involving mutual funds.

According to public records, shortly after Mr. Raskin’s termination, a customer complained that Mr. Raskin engaged in unauthorized trading and churning of mutual funds and money funds from January 2018 until January 2020. Peculiarly, Merrill Lynch denied this customer’s complaint.

Investors should be aware that filing a complaint directly with a financial institution, like Merrill Lynch, is not the same as filing a securities arbitration complaintIf an investor is seeking monetary compensation, the investor must initiate a securities arbitration through FINRA Dispute Resolution Services.

The Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (“FINRA”) has suspended financial advisor Angel Wynette Bardeche (CRD# 4698117) from the securities industry for nine months and fined her $10,000. Ms. Bardeche was also ordered to return $5,000 worth of commissions to customers. Angel Bardeche was registered with Ameriprise Financial Services, LLC in Cincinnati, Ohio, from August 2012 until May 2019.  At that time, Ameriprise terminated her employment.

Ms. Bardeche has also received at least three customer complaints alleging that she did not disclose the surrender charges or annual fees associated with variable annuities purchases between 2013 and 2015.

If you have suffered financial losses investing with Angel Bardeche or suspect that Ms. Bardeche did not have your best interest in mind when recommending investments, mutual funds, mutual fund switches, annuities, or annuity switches, contact New York securities arbitration law firm Iorio Altamirano LLP for a free and confidential review of your account or annuity contract.

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