Michael Tanha suspended by FINRA
Michael Tanha, a registered representative from Beverly Hills, California, formerly with Merrill Lynch, was suspended from FINRA membership for 10 months and fined $15,000 as a result of an investigation into his participation in outside business activated without obtaining the prior written approval of his member firm. The findings, contained in an acceptance waiver and consent agreement with FINRA state that Tanah engaged in private securities transactions by soliciting an investment from a firm client into a company that Tanha controlled. Among the outside businesses that Tanha disclosed to Merrill Lynch are Boulevard Family Wealth and Boulevard Insurance Strategies, both of Beverly Hills, CA. The suspension runs from May, 2019 through March, 2020
Michael Tanha’s registration and disciplinary history
In order to lawfully sell investments to the public, one must either be registered or exempt from registration.
Michael Tanha was registered with Merrill Lynch from October, 2014 to June 2017.
According to FINRA’s CRD disclosure report, Tanha has been the subject of one regulatory investigation and two employment disclosures after termination resulting from his participation in outside business activities.
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