Michael Brian Holder Jr. (also known as Mike Holder) of Dallas Texas a stockbroker formerly registered with Merrill Lynch Pierce Fenner Smith Incorporated has been fined $5,000.00 and suspended from associating with any Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) member in any capacity based upon findings that he effected unauthorized trades in customers’ investment accounts while associated with Merrill Lynch. Letter of Acceptance Waiver and Consent No. 2017056676201 (Jan. 17, 2019).

According to the AWC, from December of 2016 to October of 2017, trades were placed by Holder on a discretionary basis in five Merrill Lynch customer accounts. The AWC revealed that a total of nineteen accounts had been owned by the five customers of the firm. In those accounts, Holder neither had the customers’ permission in writing to make discretionary trades, nor permission from the firm for purposes of his exercise of discretion. Consequently, FINRA found Holder’s conduct violative of FINRA Rule 2010 and National Association of Securities Dealers (NASD) Rule 2510(b).

FINRA Public Disclosure confirms that Merrill Lynch terminated Holder on November 8, 2017 based upon accusations of Holder engaging in discretionary trading and marking customers’ trades as unsolicited when Holder supposedly solicited the trades or executed them without the customers’ consideration.

Holder’s registration with Merrill Lynch has been terminated as of December 7, 2017.

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