Ronald Seth Cohen—Outside Business Activities with No Prior Notice

Ronald Seth Cohen Allegedly Engaged in Three Outside Business Activities Without Prior Notice to Morgan Stanley

Ronald Seth Cohen, from September 2011 through 2014, allegedly took part in three outside business activities without providing the proper prior notice to his member firm, Morgan Stanley, according to a recent FINRA Letter of Acceptance, Waiver and Consent (AWC).

Each of the three outside businesses was owned by a Morgan Stanley customer known only as JF, through his holding company, known only as JIH, according to the AWC.

Cohen reportedly helped JF establish a company known as GTR, a limited liability corporation located in New York City, specializing in fretted/string instruments, according to the AWC.

Ronald Seth Cohen Suspended and Fined $10,000 for His Alleged Outside Business Activity

In addition, Cohen also allegedly managed DPGC, a public golf course in New Jersey, and DFTC, a limited liability company located in New Jersey that reportedly acted as a wholesaler of high-end specialty rugs, art, and antique reproduction furniture, according to the AWC.

Dining the three year period in which Cohen actively managed these three businesses, he allegedly received approximately $466,200 in remuneration for his work, but allegedly never provided prior written notice to Morgan Stanley, the AWC reports.

As a result of the aforementioned behavior, Ronald Seth Cohen violated FINRA Rules, and has been fined $10,000 by FINRA and suspended from associating with any FINRA regulated broker dealer in any capacity, according to the AWC.

The Peiffer Rosca Wolf Securities Lawyers Protect Investors

The Peiffer Rosca Wolf securities lawyers often represent investors who lose money as a result of reps engaging in outside business activities. They take most cases of this type on a contingency fee basis, advance the case costs, and only get paid for their fees and costs out of money they recover for their clients.

Investors who believe they lost money as a result of firms failing to supervise reps who engage in outside business activities may contact the securities lawyers at Peiffer Rosca Wolf, Alan Rosca or Joe Peiffer, for a free, no-obligation evaluation of their recovery options, at 888-998-0520.

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Alan Rosca (1225 Posts)

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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