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Armin Hinkelman Resigns from Thrivent Investment Management

Feb 24, 2023 Employment

Armin Hinkelman (CRD #: 1583833), a broker formerly registered with Thrivent Investment Management, allegedly violated firm policies, according to his BrokerCheck record, accessed on February 14, 2023. Keep reading to learn more about his alleged conduct as a broker.

Resignation from Thrivent Investment Management

On December 30, 2022, Armin Hinkelman resigned from Thrivent Investment Management, allegedly during an internal investigation by the firm. That investigation allegedly concluded that he was engaged in an undisclosed outside business activity and violated firm policies concerning unauthorized trading.

FINRA Rule 3270

FINRA Rule 3270 requires brokers to disclose any business activities they engage in outside their firm, as well as any compensation they may receive from these activities.

FINRA Rule 3260

FINRA Rule 3260 forbids brokers from conducting discretionary trading outside of discretionary accounts, which are pre-authorized for discretionary trading by the firm and the client.

Other business activities

Armin Hinkelman’s detailed BrokerCheck report does not currently list any outside business activities.

Background Information

Armin Hinkelman has passed the following exams:

  • Series 66 – Uniform Combined State Law Examination
  • Series 63 – Uniform Securities Agent State Law Examination
  • SIE – Securities Industry Essentials Examination
  • Series 7 – General Securities Representative Examination
  • Series 6 – Investment Company Products/Variable Contracts Representative Examination
  • Series 26 – Investment Company Products/Variable Contracts Principal Examination

He has also worked for Thrivent Investment Management (CRD#:18387).

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