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Andy Gitipityapon is the Subject of an SEC Investigation

Andy Gitipityapon (CRD #: 4092978), a broker and investment advisor registered with Western International Securities, is the subject of an SEC investigation, according to his BrokerCheck record, accessed on April 5, 2022.

SEC Allegations 

On February 10, 2022, Andy Gitipityapon was the subject of a United States Securities and Exchange Commission investigation alleging violations of certain provisions of the federal securities laws, including Rule 15l-1(a)(1), Rule 15l-1(a)(2) and Section 20(a) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (“Exchange Act”).

Rule 15l-1(a)(1) is part of “Regulation Best Interest” which requires brokerage firms to act in their customers’ best interests. 

Rule 15l-1(a)(2) states that brokers must provide fair disclosures of all material facts related to the scope and terms of the relationship with the customer. This includes facts about the fees associated with securities transactions, as well as any conflicts of interest. 

Background Information

Andy Gitipityapon has passed the following exams:

  • Series 65 – Uniform Investment Adviser Law Examination
  • Series 63 – Uniform Securities Agent State Law Examination
  • SIE – Securities Industry Essentials Examination
  • Series 7 – General Securities Representative Examination

He is a registered broker in seven states and a registered investment advisor in eight states.

Besides Western International Securities, Andy Gitipityapon has also worked with the following firms:

  • Citigroup Global Markets (CRD#:7059)
  • Chase Investment Services Corp. (CRD#:25574)
  • Wamu Investments (CRD#:599)
  • First Union Securities (CRD#:19616)
  • WM Financial Services (CRD#:599)

Kurta Law Can Help

If you have worked with Andy Gitipityapon and have concerns about your investments, don’t hesitate to contact us today at 877-600-0098 or for a free consultation.

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