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Dealer Suspended After Elevating Funds for Health Enterprise


What You Have to Know

  • Jeffrey Davidson didn’t have approval from Equitable Advisors to take part in a non-public fairness providing for the corporate, Camp Gladiator, that he owned along with his spouse, in line with FINRA.
  • FINRA fined him $15,000 and suspended him for 21 months.
  • In a touch upon his firing, he stated he’d made “a number of disclosures” to the agency.

The Monetary Business Regulatory Authority final week suspended and fined a dealer accused of elevating over $10 million for a health firm he owns with out receiving written approval from the advisory that employed him.

FINRA fined Jeffrey W. Davidson $15,000 and suspended him for 21 months from associating with any FINRA member in all capacities beginning Feb. 19.

Whereas working for Equitable Advisors LLC in Austin, Texas, Davidson participated within the personal fairness providing from Might 2021 to January 2022 with out offering written discover or receiving written approval from the agency, in line with FINRA.

Equitable fired Davidson in January 2022 for participating within the transaction, in line with FINRA’s BrokerCheck, which exhibits a remark from the now-suspended dealer: “Transaction associated to agency accredited outdoors enterprise exercise. A number of disclosures made to agency administration.”

Though Davidson didn’t earn commissions in reference to the providing for the health firm he co-owns and based along with his spouse, the couple acquired about $2.4 million by promoting a portion of their possession curiosity within the outdoors firm, in line with FINRA.

FINRA discovered that Davidson disclosed his outdoors enterprise possession curiosity to Equitable, which accredited it, however that he didn’t have approval to have interaction within the personal providing of possession items. 

ln reference to the providing, Davidson employed a placement agent, accredited a non-public placement memorandum for distribution to potential traders, offered a marketing strategy to potential traders and negotiated the phrases of the transaction with traders, FINRA reported. 

The providing raised $10.21 million from 18 traders, together with a non-public fairness fund that invested $5 million, FINRA stated. 

The opposite 17 accredited traders invested within the health firm by means of a restricted partnership; these traders included companions of the personal fairness fund and staff from the health firm. Two health firm staff additionally have been Davidson’s prospects at Equitable, in line with FINRA.

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