Ryan Raskin (Ryan Ashley Raskin CRD# 5539610) is a former registered broker and investment advisor was registered with Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner & Smith Incorporated (CRD#7691) in Beverly Hills, California from 2016-2020. Raskin previously worked with Morgan Stanley in Woodland Hills, California from 2009-2016.
In March 2020, Raskin was discharged from Merrill Lynch following allegations of “business practices inconsistent with Firm standards, including inappropriate investment recommendations.”
Following Raskin’s Termination From Merrill Lynch, FINRA Investigates
According to the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA), after Merrill Lynch reported Raskin’s discharge, FINRA started an investigation that included sending requests for production of information and documents to Raskin. Raskin did not respond to these requests. FINRA’s Letter of Acceptance, Waiver, and Consent with Raskin (AWC), states that Raskin acknowledged receipt of the requests, but “stated that he did not intend to respond . . .”.
Failure to produce information and documents in response to FINRA’s request is a violation of FINRA Rules. As a result, Raskin consented to a permanent bar from associating with any FINRA member in all capacities.
Customer Investment Dispute Against Raskin Alleges “Churning”
In September 2020, a customer lodged a securities dispute against Raskin that alleged “unauthorized trading and churning from January 2018 until January 2020.”
Although this dispute was denied, churning is a serious issue in the securities industry. Churning, otherwise known as excessive trading, occurs when a stockbroker buys and sells securities in a customer’s account solely for the purpose of generating commissions. This is a violation of securities laws and FINRA Rules.
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