Former North Carolina-based Petersen Investments broker Joseph Cotter has been named in a FINRA Investigation and is currently not affiliated with any broker-dealer firm.
Joseph Cotter was most recently registered with Petersen Investments in Charlotte, North Carolina (2016-2017). Previous registrations include Next Financial Group in Charlotte, North Carolina.
According to his BrokerCheck Report, in May 2017, Joseph Cotter voluntarily resigned from his position at Petersen Investments while under FINRA investigation. In April 2017 FINRA disclosed that it was “forwarding Examination 20160493163 to their Enforcement Department.” In 2016, Cotter was discharged from his position at Next Financial Group after “an internal review of the trading activity in a customer’s accounts and found the level of trading activity to be excessive in light of the customer’s profile and the character of the account.” An arbitration claim against Next Financial Group recently settled for over $300,000 involving Mr. Cotter.