According to BrokerCheck records kept by The Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) former advisor John Buck (Buck), formerly associated with Morgan Stanley in Boston, Massachusetts has been accused by his former firm and barred by FINRA over unapproved securities.
In January 2018 Morgan Stanley terminated Buck stating that there were allegations about the timing and completeness of disclosures to the firm regarding involvement in private investments outside of the firm.
Thereafter, in October 2018 Buck was terminated by FINRA and consented to the sanction that he failed to provide FINRA with requested documents and information in connection with its investigation concerning his potential involvement in certain unapproved private securities transactions.
At this time it is unclear the nature or scope of the alleged outside business activities (OBAs) and private securities transactions. Buck’s public disclosures only state that he is an investor in Gemini Partners – a venture fund.