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Matthew Gaspar Resigns from Merrill Lynch Following Alleged Misconduct

Matthew Gaspar (CRD #: 5772487), a broker registered with Prospera Financial Services, resigned from his previous firm, according to his BrokerCheck record, accessed on July 12, 2023. If you have questions about his alleged conduct as a broker, keep reading.

Resignation from Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner & Smith

On May 18, 2023, Matthew Gaspar resigned from Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner & Smith for allegedly engaging in misconduct, including making inaccurate entries concerning required client account reviews in a firm tracking system.

FINRA Rule 2010

FINRA Rule 2010 holds brokers to high standards of commercial honor and just and equitable principles of trade. Violations of other rules may also qualify as violations of FINRA Rule 2010.

FINRA Rule 4511

FINRA Rule 4511 requires firms to keep accurate and up-to-date books and records.

Background Information

Matthew Gaspar has passed the following exams:

  • Series 66 – Uniform Combined State Law Examination
  • SIE – Securities Industry Essentials Examination
  • Series 7 – General Securities Representative Examination

Matthew Gaspar is a registered broker in 31 states and a registered investment adviser in Arizona, New Mexico, and Texas.

He has also worked for Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner & Smith (CRD#:7691).

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

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