Planner Accused of Shopping for Home With $2M in Shopper Funds

What You Must Know

  • The planner, based mostly in Indiana, is understood for his native TV and radio advertisements.
  • The cease-and-desist order additionally targets an advisor who was barred within the state.
  • ReJoyce Monetary says it stays targeted on its shoppers and plans to battle the allegations.

The Indiana secretary of state has issued a cease-and-desist order in opposition to an unregistered monetary planner whom authorities accused of utilizing over $2 million in shopper funds to purchase a home, amongst different allegations. 

The secretary’s securities division issued the order in opposition to Alexander Joyce, who allegedly induced a number of shoppers to enter into an funding advisor settlement along with his agency with out being registered as an advisor, and in opposition to his associated enterprise entities ReJoyce Monetary and ReJoyce Wealth Administration.

The order additionally named funding advisor Joel Parady, in keeping with a press launch Wednesday. Parady is listed in FINRA’s BrokerCheck as a registered funding advisor and former registered dealer.

Joyce, Parady and the named companies have been ordered to cease providing or partaking in funding advisor providers and providing or promoting securities, amongst different actions. The order petition signifies that Charles Schwab Corp. made a criticism to the secretary of state earlier this month on behalf of two Indiana residents who had just lately develop into Joyce’s shoppers by ReJoyce Monetary.

Purchasers claimed they have been drawn to Joyce’s enterprise due to tv advertisements and his providing numerous monetary providers, the assertion from Indiana Secretary of State Diego Morales stated. Joyce, whose LinkedIn profile lists him as ReJoyce Monetary’s president and CEO, didn’t open up to the shoppers that he wasn’t a registered funding advisor, the order petition says.

In conferences with the shoppers, Joyce represented that he would switch their practically $2.6 million in property to a brand new JPMorgan Chase account. A state investigator discovered the funds as a substitute have been transferred from the shoppers’ Schwab account to a Chase checking account with Rejoyce Wealth Administration listed because the account holder and Alexander Joyce listed as a signer, in keeping with the petition.

Greater than $2 million of these funds have been transferred to a title firm to purchase a house that was put in ReJoyce Wealth Administration’s identify, the petition stated, citing documentation.

“Joyce personally met with shoppers and mentioned how their funds could be invested in ‘structured’ securities and that the funds could be positioned in an account at JPMorgan Chase. By conducting enterprise on this trend, Joyce is alleged to have violated [the] Indiana Uniform Safety Act, which requires all funding advisors and their representatives to be registered in an effort to conduct enterprise in Indiana,” the discharge acknowledged.

Joyce is also alleged to have engaged in securities fraud and funding advisor fraud, in keeping with the discharge.

Joyce, his two named companies and Parady “engaged in a tool, scheme, artifice to defraud by offering documentation and making misrepresentations relating to establishing of an funding advisor-client relationship and utilizing that relationship to deprive shoppers of virtually $2.6 million {dollars},” the order petition states.

On the time of the transactions, Joyce was engaged solely as a solicitor for one more funding advisory agency. A solicitor is somebody who’s compensated for referring enterprise to funding advisory corporations however doesn’t advise shoppers or make funding selections on their behalf, the workplace stated.

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