Encinitas Broker Derek Miller Suspended by FINRA

FINRA suspends Encinitas, CA broker Derek Miller.

Derek Miller, a registered representative from Encinitas, CA formerly with Securities America and Cambridge Investment Research was suspended from FINRA membership for violations of Rule 9554.  He has subsequently been barred by FINRA.

FINRA Rule 9554. Failure to Comply with an Arbitration Award or Related Settlement or an Order of Restitution or Settlement Providing for Restitution

The rule provides that a registered representative or a firm that fails to comply with a FINRA arbitration award or a settlement agreement entered into as a result of a FINRA arbitration or mediation proceeding, shall have their license suspended 21 days after notice of the intent to suspend has been sent.  In October, 2016 Derek Miller was suspended from FINRA membership for violating Rule 9554.

Derek Miller’s registration and disciplinary history

In order to lawfully sell investments to the public, one must either be registered or exempt from registration.

Derek Miller was registered with the following firms:

SECURITIES AMERICA: March, 2013 through October, 2014
CAMBRIDGE INVESTMENT RESEARCH: June, 2010 through March, 2013

According to FINRA’s CRD disclosure report, Derek Miller has been the subject of one customer complaints and two regulatory investigations.

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