Xavier Endress Barred by FINRA

Finra bars Xavier Endress.

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In January, 2016, the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (“FINRA”) announced that Xavier Endress of Bloomfield Hills, MI, formerly registered with Merrill Lynch of Bloomfield Hills, MI  submitted an acceptance, waiver and consent letter whereby he was barred from association with any FINRA member in any capacity.. The FINRA complaint alleged that Endress engaged in an undisclosed outside business activity, and opened an account with Merrill in the name of a company he owned without disclosing this to the firm.  The findings also stated that the account was opened under a different reps name and number, and that Endress signed the other reps name to the account without the other reps knowledge.

Registration and disciplinary history

In order to lawfully sell investments to the public,  a registered rep must either be registered or exempt from registration.  Xavier Endress was registered with Merrill Lynch from November, 2008 through March, 2013.

According to FINRA’s CRD disclosure report, Xavier Endress has been the subject of one regulatory investigations.

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