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Michael Gravelyn, Northwestern Mutual, Barred by FINRA

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FINRA Bars Northwestern Mutual Broker Michael Gravelyn after Allegations

According to public records, FINRA, the self-regulator, has reportedly barred financial advisor Michael Gravelyn (CRD # 6569005) from working in the securities industry.

According to a letter of acceptance, on May 11, 2023, Northwestern Mutual filed a Uniform Termination Notice for Securities Industry Registration (Form U5) disclosing that Gravelyn had been permitted to resign after a review of his business practices revealed that he had violated company policy.

Northwestern reportedly discovered the representative had processed multiple client bank account drafts without client authorization, thereby allegedly creating the appearance that he was manipulating non-variable life insurance premium payments to prevent policy lapses and commission reversals, and that he had purportedly provided dishonest responses to questions regarding the bank account draft authorizations.

After Gravelyn’s termination, three written complaints were received alleging that signatures had been affixed to non-variable life insurance documents without the customers’ knowledge or consent.

FINRA has reportedly barred Gravelyn after his alleged refusal to produce requested information and documents in connection with its investigation of his resignation from the firm.

According to his broker report, Gravelyn has 12 investor disputes filed against him since May of 2023. Many of the allegations involve a lack of client signatures on non-variable life insurance policies.

FINRA BrokerCheck Report – Michael Gravelyn 

According to this FINRA BrokerCheck report, Michael Gravelyn was affiliated with the following firms during his career, among others:


The FINRA BrokerCheck tool is a free online tool that allows investors to research and verify the background and credentials of financial brokers, brokerage firms, and investment advisors registered with FINRA.

FINRA BrokerCheck provides investors with detailed information about the professional history, qualifications, and regulatory actions of brokers and brokerage firms. You can use the tool to verify if a broker or brokerage firm is registered with FINRA, review their employment history, licensing status, and any regulatory actions or complaints filed against them.

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If you have suffered investment losses with Michael Gravelyn and Northwestern Mutual, the securities attorneys at the White Law Group may be able to help you. For a free consultation with a securities attorney, please call (888) 637-5510.

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