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Jeffrey Molinari Facing a Municipal Bond Investor Dispute

Aug 14, 2023 Unsuitable Investments

Jeffrey Molinari (CRD #: 726539), a broker registered with Stern Brothers & Co., is the subject of an investor dispute. This disclosure appears in his BrokerCheck record, accessed on August 11, 2023. Keep reading if you have questions. 

On June 30, 2023, an investor complained about the size of municipal bond positions Jeffrey Molinari allegedly recommended in 2017 and 2019. He questioned the performance and value of such bonds. 

Investors who rely on their broker for recommendations may be able to recoup their losses through FINRA arbitration.

FINRA Rule 2111 – Unsuitable Investments 

FINRA Rule 2111 requires brokers to take into account investors’ financial goals when recommending investments. Bonds that are over-concentrated in an investor’s portfolio may violate FINRA Rule 2111. Over-concentrated securities are riskier than a diversified portfolio. 

Background Information 

Jeffrey Molinari has passed the following exams: 

  • Series 63 Uniform Securities Agent State Law Examination 
  • Series 52TO Municipal Securities Representative Examination 
  • SIE – Securities Industry Essentials Examination 
  • Series 7 General Securities Representative Examination 
  • Series 53 Municipal Securities Principal Examination 

He is a registered broker in nine states. 

Jeffrey Molinari has registered with the following firms: 

  • Stern Brothers (CRD #: 16325) 
  • Herbert J. Sims (CRD #: 3420) 
  • Wedbush Securities (CRD #: 877) 
  • Sterne, Agee & Leach (CRD #: 791) 
  • First Albany Capital (CRD #: 298) 
  • A.F. Best Securities (CRD #: 14335) 
  • Oppenheimer & Co. (CRD #: 630)
  • Thomson McKinnon Securities (CRD #: 829) 
  • Dean Witter Reynolds (CRD #: 7556)
  • Geo. B. Gibbons (CRD #: 6956) 
  • Matthews & Wright (CRD #: 7025) 

Kurta Law Can Help

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

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