Mitchell L. Bloom (CRD# 1682361) is a previously registered securities broker.
From 2011 to 2017, Mr. Bloom was associated with Cetera Advisor Networks in Westminster, Colorado.
Previously, this broker was also a representative of QA3 Financial Corp. and Multi-Financial Securities Corporation.
In November of 2017, Mitchell Bloom was discharged by Cetera Advisor Networks after he allegedly engaged in improper private securities transactions and outside business activities without the firm’s approval.
Mr. Bloom was subsequently barred from the securities industry after he refused to cooperate with FINRA’s investigation into these allegations.
Barred Broker: Former Cetera Advisor Networks Representative Mitchell Bloom
Under FINRA Rule 3280, registered representatives must get permission from their member firm before engaging in private securities transactions. When Cetera Advisor Networks determined that Mr. Bloom failed to do so, it terminated him from his position.
Soon after, the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) launched its own inquiry into the conduct of Mitchell Bloom. In violation of FINRA Rule 8210, this broker declined to give on-the-record testimony to investigators. As a result, he has now been indefinitely barred from the securities industry.
It is essential that financial advisors follow securities industry regulations on private placement transactions and outside business activities. The failure to do so can put innocent investors at considerable financial risk.
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