Jeffrey A. Broten

Jeffrey A. Broten Review Summary

If you are in the market for a good financial advisor or firm, then avoid Jeffrey A. Broten at all costs. Previous clients have reported and complained about serious financial damages and/or fraud. Jeffrey A. Broten is also under FINRA’s radar. Previously FINRA has uncovered well-reputed firms and advisors to be guilty of shocking crimes, which include but are not limited to:

  • Misrepresentation
  • Fraud
  • Scam
  • Siphoning Of Client’s Funds
  • Embezzlement
  • Dereliction of Duty

Nefarious Background Of Jeffrey A. Broten (CRD No. 1006678)

Broten first became registered with FINRA in 1981. Broten was registered as a General
Securities Representative through an association with First Standard Financial Company
LLC (CRD No. 168340) from February 2018 to August 2019.

On August 28, 2019, First Standard filed a Uniform Termination Notice for Securities Industry Registration (Form U5) stating that Broten had voluntarily terminated his registration with the firm.

From August 2019 to December 2019, Broten was registered as a General Securities
Representative through an association with another FINRA member firm.

Broten is not currently registered or associated with a FINRA member firm. However, he
remains subject to FINRA’s jurisdiction pursuant to Article V, Section 4 of FINRA’s ByLaws.

On February 6, 2020, the New Jersey Bureau of Securities issued a Summary Denial,
Revocation and Penalty Order that revoked Broten’s agent registration in the State of
New Jersey and imposed a $100,000 civil penalty against Broten for engaging in “a
pattern of … excessive, unsuitable and unauthorized trading activity in customer
accounts” while registered through First Standard.

Criminal Activity(s) Reported – Jeffrey A. Broten

This matter originated from a customer complaint made to FINRA.

FINRA Rule 8210(a)(1) states, in relevant part, that FINRA may require a person subject
to its jurisdiction “to provide information orally, in writing, or electronically . . . and to
testify at a location specified by FINRA staff . . . with respect to any matter involved in [a
FINRA] investigation [or] examination.” FINRA Rule 8210(c) further states that “[n]o . .
. person shall fail to provide information or testimony . .. pursuant to this Rule.” A
violation of FINRA Rule 8210 is also a violation of FINRA Rule 2010.

On September 24, 2020, in connection with an investigation into Respondent’s
potentially unsuitable and unauthorized trading while associated with First
Standard, FINRA sent a request to Respondent for on-the-record testimony
pursuant to FINRA Rule 8210. As stated in his email to FINRA on September 25,
2020, and by this agreement, Respondent acknowledges that he received FINRA’s
request and will not appear for on-the-record testimony at any time. By refusing
to appear for on-the-record testimony as requested pursuant to FINRA Rule 8210,
Respondent violated FINRA Rules 8210 and 2010.

Penalty For The Terrible Crimes

a bar from associating with any FINRA member in any capacity.

Respondent understands that if he is barred or suspended from associating with any
FINRA member, he becomes subject to a statutory disqualification as that term is defined
in Article III, Section 4 of FINRA’s By-Laws, incorporating Section 3(a)(39) of the
Securities Exchange Act of 1934. Accordingly, he may not be associated with any
FINRA member in any capacity, including clerical or ministerial functions, during the
period of the bar or suspension. See FINRA Rules 8310 and 8311.

Recent Illegal Activity(s)Of The Individual/Firm

Broten refused to provide on-the-record testimony requested pursuant to FINRA Rule
8210, in violation of FINRA Rules 8210 and 2010.

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Help For Victims Of Jeffrey A. Broten

If you have lost funds because of misrepresentation, unsuitable investment, or unsuitable investment strategy from Jeffrey A. Broten. Then you can take legal action and get justice. Fraud, Malpractice & dereliction of duty should not be taken lightly, especially in this industry. We highly suggest that you notify authorities or seek legal action if your financial advisor or brokerage firm fails to abide by FINRA’s rules are regulations.

Financial advisors are regulatory & legally obligated to suggest (recommend) the most suitable investments/investment strategies to their clients. Their suggestions should have their client’s best interests and should be appropriate for their client’s goals and needs. Similarly, the brokerage firm which hires financial advisors also has a regulatory & legal obligation to keep a close watch and supervise their Financial Advisors’ practices & behavior. They need to make sure that the financial advisor is not being manipulative or having an unreasonable bias towards certain investments. If the financial advisor and/or the brokerage firm breaches these duties, then the client/customer may be entitled to a full or partial recovery of their losses.

Financial advisors need to have the interest of their clients when giving suggestions related to investments and investment strategies. Reasonable basis suitability requires the advisor to do their best to analyze & identify the risks and rewards associated with their suggested investment and/or investment strategy.

2.5 Total Score
Avoid at all costs

Jeffrey A. Broten has been involved in fraudulent activities and is an unsafe professional entity. We strongly recommend you avoid any association with such a shady figure.

Trust
2
Honesty & Transparency
3
Reliability
3
Experience
4
Reputation
3
Fees & Commission
3
Safety
2.5
CONS
  • Shady Activity
  • Swindling Activity Reported By Clients
  • Under Govt. Organization's Radar
  • High Risk of Fraud
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