FINRA suspends LPL broker Todd Pilosi

Todd Pilosi, a registered representative from Clovis, California, formerly with LPL Financial was suspended from FINRA membership as a result of an investigation into his borrowing money from a customer without obtaining firm approval, which is a violation of LPL and FINRA rules.   Pilosi entered into an acceptance waiver and consent agreement with FINRA in which he neither admitted nor denied the findings, but agreed to a suspension of four months and a fine of $5,000.

In June, 2017 Todd Pilosi agreed to the suspension and FINRA published its findings that Pilosi borrowed $150,000 from a customer, which has not been paid back.  Pilosi has entered into a settlement agreement with the customer.  FIRNA also found that Pilosi misled LPL when he submitted a compliance questionnaire in which he denied engaging in the loan transaction with the customer.

Todd Pilosi’s registration and disciplinary history

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

Todd Pilosi was registered with LPL Financial Services from July, 2012 to October, 2016 and RBC Capital Markets from May, 2006 to July, 2012.

According to FINRA’s CRD disclosure report, Todd Pilosi 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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