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FINRA Investigates Christopher Polinaire Concerning Alleged Excessive Trading

Christopher Polinaire (CRD #: 4330879), a broker registered with Network 1 Financial Securities, was the subject of a recent FINRA investigation, according to his BrokerCheck record, accessed on July 28, 2022. Read on if you have questions about his conduct as a broker.

FINRA Investigation

On June 8, 2022, FINRA entered a preliminary determination recommending that Christopher Polinaire face disciplinary action for allegedly executing excessive and unsuitable trades in investors’ accounts, violating FINRA Rules 2111 and 2010.

FINRA Rules 2111

FINRA Rule 2111 requires brokers to tailor their recommendations of securities to fit investors’ profiles. These include information about an investor’s risk tolerance, tax status, and investment goals.

Excessive trading, also called churning, violates the requirement for quantitative suitability. In other words, the overall number of trades executed in an account must also be suitable for an investor’s goals.

FINRA Rule 2010

FINRA Rule 2010 holds brokers to high standards of professional honor and ethical conduct.

Civil Lien

On August 14, 2015, Christopher Polinaire faced a civil lien of $10,581.76.

Background Information

Christopher Polinaire has passed the following exams:

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

Christopher Polinaire is a registered broker in 36 states and the District of Columbia.

He has also worked for the following firms:

  • Arive Capital Markets (CRD#:8060)
  • First Standard Financial Company (CRD#:168340)
  • Rockwell Global Capital (CRD#:142485)
  • Salomon Whitney (CRD#:145012)
  • CBG Financial Group (CRD#:6578)
  • Dalton Strategic Investment Services (CRD#:23485)
  • First Midwest Securities (CRD#:21786)
  • Cape Securities (CRD#:7072)
  • Avalon Partners (CRD#:41357)
  • Liberty Partners Financial Services (CRD#:130390)
  • American Capital Partners (CRD#:119249)
  • America’s Choice Equities (CRD#:135272)
  • J.P. Turner & Company (CRD#:43177)
  • Milestone Financial Services (CRD#:43295)
  • LH Ross & Company (CRD#:37920)

Kurta Law Can Help

If you worked with Christopher Polinaire and you have concerns about your investments, please contact us today at 877-600-0098 or for a free consultation.

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