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shutterstock_103610648According to the BrokerCheck records kept by Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) broker Louis Baudendistel (Baudendistel) has been the subject of at least 4 customer complaints. Customers have filed complaints against Baudendistel alleging securities law violations that focus primarily on churning and excessive trading. In addition to the churning claims, customers have complained of unsuitable investments, breach of fiduciary duty, and negligence among other claims.

Baudendistel entered the securities industry in 1965. From 1983, until August 2010, Baudendistel was associated with Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner & Smith Incorporated. From August 2010, until April 2012, Baudendistel was associated with Paulson Investment Company, Inc. Thereafter, from April 2012, until July 2015, Baudendistel was a registered representative of JHS Capital Advisors, LLC. Finally, since July 2015, Baudendistel has been associated with Aegis Capital Corp. where he remains registered out of the Portland, Oregon office location.

Churning is investment trading activity in the client’s account that serves no reasonable purpose for the investor and is transacted solely to profit the broker. The elements to establish a churning claim, which is considered a species of securities fraud, are excessive transactions of securities, broker control over the account, and intent to defraud the investor by obtaining unlawful commissions. A similar claim, excessive trading, under FINRA’s suitability rule involves just the first two elements. Certain commonly used measures and ratios used to determine churning help evaluate a churning claim. These ratios look at how frequently the account is turned over plus whether or not the expenses incurred in the account made it unreasonable that the investor could reasonably profit from the activity.

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