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Betty Friant Subject of Suitability Dispute

Betty Friant (CRD #: 2122446), a broker registered with FNEX Capital, is the subject of an investor dispute. This is according to her BrokerCheck record, accessed on December 21, 2023. Investors may have engaged her services through Kay Properties & Investments. 

On November 6, 2023, investors alleged that Betty Friant engaged in negligence and failed to conduct reasonable basis suitability. They further alleged a breach of fiduciary duty. 

What is a Suitable Investment?

FINRA defines suitable investments as securities that fit an investor’s profile. An investor’s profile includes information about their risk tolerance, financial goals, and age. 

FINRA Rule 2111 identifies the three prongs of a suitability determination as 1) reasonable-basis suitability, 2) customer-specific suitability, and 3) quantitative suitability.

  1. Reasonable-basis Suitability: Brokers are required to use reasonable diligence before making a recommendation. This means they have an obligation to understand an investment strategy and its potential risks or rewards.
  2. Customer-specific Suitability: Before recommending a particular security or investment strategy involving a specific client, brokers are required to have reasonable grounds for believing it will be suitable based on that client’s personal profile. The profile includes information on the investor’s financial goals, investing experience, and risk tolerance. 
  3. Quantitative Suitability: Brokers with control over a customer’s account must have a reasonable basis to believe that the series of transactions they recommend are not excessive before executing them. Excessive transactions run the risk of incurring too many fees and negating any returns. 

Investors who rely on their brokers for recommendations may be able to recover their losses through FINRA arbitration.

Background Information 

Betty Friant has passed the following exams: 

  • Series 63 Uniform Securities Agent State Law Examination 
  • SIE – Securities Industry Essentials Examination 
  • Series 22 Direct Participation Programs Representative Examination 
  • Series 6 Investment Company Products/ Variable Contracts Representative Examination

She is a registered broker in all 50 states and D.C. 

During her 10 years of experience, she has registered with seven firms:

  • FNEX Capital (CRD #: 166316) 
  • Growth Capital Services (CRD #: 124658) 
  • WealthForge Securities (CRD #: 152550) 
  • Colorado Financial Service Corporation (CRD #: 104343) 
  • MCL Financial Group (CRD #: 41180) 
  • Welton Street Investments (CRD #: 132111) 
  • PFS Investments (CRD #: 10111) 

Kurta Law Can Help 

If you have worked with Betty Friant and have concerns about your investments, do not hesitate to contact us at 877-600-0098 or for a free consultation. 

For nearly 20 years, Kurta Law has advocated for investors to recover their investment losses from brokers and brokerage firms. Kurta Law is a nationally recognized law firm that exclusively represents investors against brokers and brokerage firms on a contingency basis. This means that the firm only earns a fee if our securities attorneys recover money on your behalf. Do not let securities fraud go unchecked. Start your recovery process today.