The Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (“FINRA”) has barred financial advisor John Swon from the securities industry. Mr. Swon was expelled from the brokerage industry for refusing to cooperate with a FINRA investigation. FINRA launched the investigation after a customer complained that Mr. Swon misappropriated or mismanaged funds entrusted to him as an investment advisory representative of Focus Financial Network, Inc.
Mr. Swon was associated with both brokerage firm Royal Alliance Associates, Inc. and registered investment advisor Focus Financial in Bloomington, MN, from October 2012 until he was discharged by both firms in April 2021 for allegedly violating the firms’ policies regarding disclosure and approval of outside business activities.
Customers of Mr. Swon or Royal Alliance Associates, Inc., can contact New York securities arbitration law firm Iorio Altamirano LLP for a free and confidential consultation and review of their legal rights.