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Thomas Ley Allegedly Executed Unauthorized Trades

Thomas Ley (CRD #: 1127048), a broker registered with Wells Fargo Clearing Services, is the subject of an investor dispute. This is according to his BrokerCheck record, accessed on May 20, 2024. Keep reading if you have questions concerning his alleged conduct. 

Investor Allegations 

On March 25, 2024, an investor alleged that Thomas Ley executed unauthorized trades that resulted in losses. 

Unauthorized Trades 

FINRA Rule 3260 limits discretionary trading by brokers to pre-approved discretionary accounts. These accounts must be approved for discretionary trading by both the client and the firm. Discretionary trading that takes place in an account that has not been approved is unauthorized.

High Standards of Commercial Honor 

FINRA Rule 2010 holds brokers to high standards of commercial honor and just and equitable principles of trade. Unauthorized trading violates this rule. 

Background Information 

Thomas Ley 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 3 National Commodity Futures Examination 
  • Series 7 General Securities Representative Examination 

He is a registered broker in 12 states and is a registered investment adviser in New Jersey and Vermont. 

During his 41 years of experience, Thomas Ley has registered with seven firms: 

  • Wells Fargo Clearing Services (CRD #: 19616) 
  • Morgan Stanley Smith Barney (CRD #: 149777) 
  • CitiGroup Global Markets (CRD #: 7059) 
  • Morgan Stanley (CRD #: 7556) 
  • CIBC World Markets Corp. (CRD #: 630) 
  • Oppenheimer & Co. (CRD #: 630) 
  • Prudential-Bache Securities (CRD #: 7471) 
  • Smith Barney, Harris Upham & Co. (CRD #: 7059) 
  • Underhill Associates Incorporated (CRD #: 6999)

Kurta Law Can Help 

If you have worked with Thomas Ley and have concerns about your investments, do not hesitate to contact us at 877-600-0098 or email for a free consultation. 

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