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Gary Chang Terminated by Morgan Stanley Following Allegations of Misappropriation

Gary Chang (CRD #: 2922898), also known as Chingyuan Chang, has been fired by Morgan Stanley Smith Barney, following allegations. This is according to his BrokerCheck record, accessed on September 8, 2022. Keep reading for more detail on his termination. 

Morgan Stanley Termination

According to a termination filed on July 12, 2022, Gary Chang was fired from Morgan Stanley Smith Barney. The firm alleged that Gary Chang misappropriated funds from client accounts. 

FINRA Rules and Regulations

FINRA Rule 2150 prohibits brokers from making “improper use of a customer’s funds.” This rule prevents brokers from making unauthorized withdrawals from an investor’s account and also prohibits brokers from sharing in an investor’s profits and losses. Misappropriation is also sometimes referred to as “conversion.” 

Violations of FINRA Rule 2150 are automatic violations of FINRA Rule 2010, which states that brokers must uphold high stands of commercial honor and just and equitable principles of trade. 

Background Information 

Gary Chang has passed the following exams: 

  • Series 66 Uniform Combined State Law Examination 
  • Series 65 Uniform Investment Adviser 
  • Series 63 Uniform Securities Agent State Law Examination 
  • SIE – Securities Industry Essentials Examination 
  • Series 7 General Securities Representative Examination 
  • Series 24 General Securities Principal Examination 

He has worked for the following firms: 

  • Morgan Stanley (CRD #: 149777) 
  • Cetera Investment Services (CRD #: 15340) 
  • Primevest Financial Services (CRD #: 15340) 
  • Sinopac Financial Services (USA) Ltd. CRD #: 106464) 
  • PCI*Trade Securities (CRD #: 40650) 
  • ASI Investments (CRD #: 47780) 
  • Milestone Financial Services (CRD #: 43295) 
  • Bestrade Inc. (CRD #: 43173)

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

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