According to BrokerCheck records financial advisor John Schneider (Schneider), formerly employed by PWA Securities, Inc. (PWA Securities), has been subject to five customer complaints and one regulatory action. According to records kept by The Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA), in August 2017 a customer filed a complaint alleging that Schneider made unsuitable recommendations, over-concentration of accounts, and failed to supervise. The claim is currently pending.
In June 2017 a customer claimed that after receiving a 50% return of principal on a real estate private placement investment the investment became worthless.
In July 2016 a customer alleged unauthorized trading, inadequate supervision, and unsuitable investments that took place from June of 2010 through May of 2016 causing $100,000 in damages. The claim was settled for $60,000.