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John Baer No Longer Registered with Chapin Davis

John Baer (CRD #: 4463748) is no longer registered with Chapin Davis. This disclosure appears in his BrokerCheck record, accessed on August 3, 2023. Keep reading for more detail. 

On July 3, 2023, Chapin Davis permitted John Baer to resign following allegations that he failed to maintain an insurance license required to conduct insurance business. 

This is not the only employment disclosure on his record. On May 12, 2021, John Baer voluntarily resigned from Morgan Stanley Wealth Management. The firm alleged that he had exercised discretion in a non-discretionary account. Unauthorized trading violates FINRA Rule 3260. 

FINRA Rule 3260

FINRA Rule 3260 limits broker trading discretion to pre-approved discretionary accounts. These accounts must be approved for discretionary trading by both the client and the firm.

Background Information 

John Baer 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 
  • Series 6 Investment Company Products / Variable Contracts Representative Examination 

John Baer has registered with the following firms: 

  • Chapin, Davis (CRD #: 28116) 
  • Morgan Stanley (CRD #: 149777) 
  • NYLife Securities (CRD #: 5167 
  • Mutual of America Life Insurance Company (CRD #: 15356) 
  • T. Rowe Price Investment Services (CRD #: 8348) 

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

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