STUART BLAKE NICHOLS (Stuart Nichols) CRD#: 4932310, a financial advisor formerly with Raymond James & Associates of Birmingham, Alabama, was barred by FINRA for allegedly refusing to appear for FINRA on-the-record testimony requested in connection with its investigation of Nichols for possible excessive trading in client accounts at his member firm. FINRA has barred Stuart Nichols from acting as a broker or otherwise associating with a broker-dealer firm.

According to FINRA, in a letter of acceptance, waiver and consent, FINRA stated that it was investigating whether Stuart Nichols, had engaged in excessive trading of client accounts. In December of 2018, Raymond James & Associates terminated Nichols.

According to FINRA’s BrokerCheck, Stuart Nichols, has two Disclosures on his CRD report.  Nichols had been in the securities industry for 13 years and was listed with 3 firms, the most recent listed below:

02/13/2013 – 12/12/2018  RAYMOND JAMES & ASSOCIATES, INC – BIRMINGHAM, AL

03/03/2008 – 02/13/2013  MORGAN KEEGAN & COMPANY, INC – BIRMINGHAM, AL

Stuart Nichols was first registered in the securities industry in 2005.  He joined Morgan Keegan in 2008, which was then acquired by Raymond James in 2012. According to FINRA, Nichols consented to the FINRA bar without admitting or denying FINRA’s findings.

In September, according to reports, Raymond James Financial Services Advisors and Raymond James Financial Services paid $15 million to settle with the SEC following allegations that they were charging excess commissions on unit investment trusts (UITs) in brokerage client accounts, and charging advisor fees on inactive retail client accounts.

If you’ve suffered losses due to the actions or recommendations of former Raymond James & Associates of Birmingham, Alabama, financial advisor, Stuart Nichols, contact Soreide Law Group and speak to an experienced securities lawyer, at no cost to you, regarding the possible recovery of your investment losses through a FINRA arbitration at:  888-760-6552.

Soreide Law Group represents our clients nationwide before FINRA.  We operate on a contingency fee basis—no fee if no recovery.