In May, 2016, the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (“FINRA”) announced that Aldo Marchena of Boca Raton, FL, formerly with Northeast Securities and Kovack Securities, both of Boca Raton, FL, was suspended from association with any FINRA member for five months. Marchena submitted to findings that he engaged in outside business activities without obtaining firm permission. Marchena had sought firm permission to refer clients to his business consulting LLC, but the firm denied his request. Marchena then continued to engage in the outside business activity, and made inaccurate statements on the firm’s annual compliance questionnaire regarding this outside business. Marchena’s suspension ends on September 3, 2016.
Aldo Marchena’s registration and disciplinary history
In order to lawfully sell investments to the public, a registered rep must either be registered or exempt from registration. Aldo Marchena was registered with:
According to FINRA’s CRD disclosure report, Aldo Marchena has been the subject of two customer complaints and one regulatory investigation.
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