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Investors Seek Six-Figure Damages in Disputes with Nicholas Schiano

Nicholas Schiano (CRD #:4429212), a broker registered with Spartan Capital Securities, is involved in three pending investor disputes, according to his BrokerCheck record accessed on April 6, 2023. If you want to know more about his alleged conduct as a broker, read on.

Pending Investor Disputes

On December 12, 2022, an investor filed a dispute alleging that Nicholas Schiano engaged in misconduct relating to unsuitable investments, breach of contract, failure to supervise, and lost opportunity for the client. They seek $72,421.38 in damages.

In a dispute filed on December 10, 2021, Nicholas Schiano was named in allegations of churning, unsuitability, misrepresentation, failure to supervise, and unauthorized trading. The investor is seeking $350,343.10.

On December 23, 2020, a similar dispute named Nicholas Schiano in allegations of churning, unsuitability, breach of contract, and misrepresentation. This dispute seeks $414,744 in damages.

FINRA Rule 2111

FINRA Rule 2111 requires brokers to tailor their investment recommendations to suit investors’ profiles. These profiles contain information such as investors’ age, risk tolerance, and investment goals.

Investors who rely on brokers for recommendations may be able to recover their losses by seeking out FINRA arbitration.

FINRA Rule 2010

FINRA Rule 2010 holds brokers to high standards of commercial honor and just and equitable principles of trade.

FINRA Rule 3110

FINRA Rule 3110 requires that firms establish supervisory systems to ensure their compliance with securities regulations. Among other things, firms must appoint supervisors and ensure that they have adequate training or experience.

FINRA Rule 2020

FINRA Rule 2020 prohibits the use of manipulation, deception, and other fraudulent methods to influence the purchase or sale of securities. This includes the misrepresentation or omission of information related to investments.

FINRA Rule 3260

FINRA Rule 3260 requires brokers to receive written authorization from their clients before engaging in discretionary trading. The firm must also approve the designation of an account as discretionary before this trading can occur.

Settled Investor Disputes

Five disputes, filed from 2017-2021, named Nicholas Schiano in allegations relating to misrepresentation and/or the suitability rule, including allegations of excessive trading, overconcentration, and unsuitable investment recommendations.

Background Information

Nicholas Schiano 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 25 – NYSE Trading Assistant Examination

He is a registered broker in 50 states and the District of Columbia.

Besides Spartan Capital Securities, Nicholas Schiano has also worked with the following firms:

  • Worden Capital Management (CRD#:148366) 
  • Legend Securities (CRD#:44952)
  • Joseph Gunnar & Co (CRD#:24795)
  • Brookstone Securities (CRD#:13366)
  • Citigroup Global Markets (CRD#:7059)
  • Chase Investment Services Corp. (CRD#:25574)
  • E*Trade Securities (CRD#:29106)
  • J.P. Turner & Company (CRD#:43177)
  • Gunnallen Financial  (CRD#:17609)
  • G&L Partners Inc (CRD#:129605)
  • G&L Partners LLC (CRD #: 38719) 

Kurta Law Can Help 

If you have worked with Nicholas Schiano and have concerns about your investments, don’t hesitate to contact us today at 877-600-0098 or for a free consultation. 

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