The Financial Industry Regulatory Authority’s Office of Hearing Officers has suspended stockbroker Kishan (Sean) Parikh for excessive trading and unauthorized trading. Mr. Parikh, formerly of Aegis Capital Corp. (“Aegis Capital”), was suspended for 18 months and fined $5,000 for excessive trading. He was also suspended for six months and fined $5,000 for unauthorized trades. The suspensions will be served consecutively. He was also ordered to pay restitution to two customers in the total amount of $40,919. However, it is unclear whether he will be able to satisfy the restation order and repay customers.
Customers of Mr. Parikh, including customers that have been notified that they may be receiving restitution, should consult with a securities arbitration law firm. If you or a loved one were a customer of Sean Parikh, contact New York securities arbitration law firm Iorio Altamirano LLP for a free and confidential consultation and review of your legal rights.
To read our previous blog post about Mr. Parikh, please click on the following link: Former Aegis Capital Corp Broker, Kishan (Sean) Parikh, Facing Disciplinary Charges by FINRA for Unsuitable Investment Recommendations and Excessive Trading.
Aegis Capital Corp.
In March 2021, Aegis Capital was fined $80,000 and censured by FINRA over multiple FINRA and MSRB Rules violations. The firm was also ordered to pay restitution of $43,912 to customers.
The firm has a long history of sanctions. In 2017, Aegis was included in a Reuters study that analyzed FINRA data and identified 48 firms whose brokers have been flagged for serious incidents. The Reuters’ analysis showed that Aegis Capital had 39% of its brokers with at least one of the most serious red flags, per the study, on their public disclosure.
Brokerage firms like Aegis Capital must properly supervise financial advisors and customer accounts. Brokerage firms must also establish and maintain a reasonably designed system to oversee account activity, such as excessive trading, to ensure compliance with securities laws and industry regulations. When a brokerage firm fails to sufficiently supervise their financial advisors or the investment account activity, they may be liable for investment losses sustained by customers.
How to Recover Financial Losses or Obtain a Free Consultation
If you were a customer of Kishan Parikh or Aegis Capital and either sustained financial losses or suspect that Mr. Parkh did not have your best interest in mind when recommending investments or making account transactions, contact New York securities arbitration attorney August Iorio of Iorio Altamirano LLP. August Iorio can be reached at email@example.com or toll-free at (855) 430-4010 for a free and confidential evaluation of your account.
Iorio Altamirano LLP is a securities arbitration law firm based in New York, NY. Iorio Altamirano LLP pursues FINRA arbitration claims nationwide on behalf of investors to recover financial losses arising out of wrongful conduct by stockbrokers and brokerage firms.