Daniel Grieco—Unsuitable Recommendations

stockbroker fraud attorneyDaniel Grieco Allegedly made Unsuitable Recommendations of Non-Traditional ETFs

Daniel Grieco, from July 21, 2008 through July 19, 2013, allegedly made unsuitable recommendations of non-traditional exchange-traded funds (ETFs) to different customers without sufficient evidence to believe that his recommendations were suitable, according to a recent Letter of Acceptance Waiver and Consent (AWC).

Grieco, the AWC further alleges, recommended and helped to execute purchases of several leveraged and inverse-leveraged ETFs with 15 customer accounts. Said ETFs, the AWC notes, were designed to achieve their objectives over the course of only a single day, yet Grieco held the ETFs for much longer periods, in some cases for more than five years.

Grieco Fined $7,500 and Suspended 15 Business Days

Grieco repeatedly failed to appreciate the risky nature of the ETFs at the time of his recommendations, the AWC charges, and that they were not designed to be held for long periods of investment. Therefore, FINRA alleges that Grieco did not have reasonable grounds to believe his recommendations were suitable.

As a result of said behavior, Grieco allegedly violated multiple NASD and FINRA Rules. FINRA has determined that Grieco serve a 15 business-day suspension from association with all FINRA members in all capacities and that he receive a $7,500.00 fine.

Grieco was a financial advisor and registered representative of Royal Alliance Securities from 2007 to August 2010, and with First Allied Securities from August 2010 to the present. Daniel Grieco worked at a branch office in Eatontown, New Jersey.

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Alan is a securities lawyer. He also teaches Securities Regulation at the Cleveland-Marshall College of Law. He focuses his legal practice on complex commercial and financial litigation and arbitration, particularly in the areas of securities and investment fraud. His office is in Cleveland, Ohio.


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