FINRA suspends bars Brian Kennison

FINRA suspended and barred rep Brian Kennison.

Brian Kennison, a registered representative from Portland, Oregon, formerly with U.S. Bancorp Investments was barred from FINRA membership as a result of refusing to cooperate with a FINRA investigation.  In July, 2016 he was discharged from US Bancorp based on allegations that he misappropriated client funds. That same month the firm settled a customer complaint alleging that Kennison improperly took $40,000 from a customer’s account.  The firm paid back the entire amount in full and discharged Kennison.

FINRA Rule 9552. Failure to Provide Information or Keep Information Current

This FINRA rule provides if a FINRA member fails to provide information or testimony requested or required by FINRA’s By-Laws or FINRA rules, or fails to keep his or her membership and supporting documents current, FINRA, after providing  21 days’ notice may suspend the FINRA membership of the person.

In January, 2017 Brian Kennison was suspended from FINRA membership for violating Rule 9552.

Brian Kennison’s registration and disciplinary history

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

Brian Kennison was registered with US Bancorp Investments from March, 2002 to July, 2016

According to FINRA’s CRD disclosure report, Brian Kennison has been the subject of two customer complaints and one regulatory investigation.

FINRA is the primary regulator for broker dealers and registered representatives in the United States.  FINRA’s role is to promulgate standards and practices for the brokerage industry and to ensure compliance with its rules by licensed entities and individuals.

FINRA has two primary means to ensure compliance with the securities laws ; by means of an enforcement unit that investigates and disciplines wrongdoing, and through the establishment of  an arbitration forum where investors can resolve disputes against broker dealers.  FINRA’s arbitration forum, FINRA Dispute Resolution Inc. is the largest arbitration forum in the country for resolving investor disputes, and typically processes over 10,000 filings annually.

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