Reno Broker Andy Quinn Barred by FINRA

FINRA bars Stifel broker Andy Quinn.

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In February, 2016, the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (“FINRA”) announced that Andy Quinn of Reno, NV, formerly working out of Stifel Nicolaus’ Reno office was barred from association with any FINRA member in any capacity for borrowing money from an elderly widow, then defaulting on the repayment obligations.  FINRA also found that Quinn refused to cooperate with the investigation, and that in responding to his firm’s annual compliance questionnaire, Quinn failed to disclose the existence of the loan, a violation of firm policy.

Registration and disciplinary history

In order to lawfully sell investments to the public,  a registered rep must either be registered or exempt from registration.  Andy Quinn was registered with:

06/2010 – 06/2013
STIFEL, NICOLAUS & COMPANY
09/1999 – 06/2010
WELLS FARGO ADVISORS, LLC

According to FINRA’s CRD disclosure report, Andy Quinn has been the subject of one customer complaint and one regulatory investigation.

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