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Did David Gilchrist Misappropriate Investor Funds?

David Gilchrist (CRD #: 5667616), a broker registered with Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner & Smith, is the subject of an investor dispute. This is according to his BrokerCheck record, accessed on October 23, 2023. Keep reading if you have questions about his alleged conduct. 

On August 30, 2023, an investor alleged that David Gilchrist misappropriated funds from September 2023 through August 2023. 

The dispute was denied by the firm, but investors should know that firms can deny disputes without any external review. Following a denial, investors may still be able to recover their funds via FINRA arbitration.

FINRA Rule 2010

FINRA Rule 2010 holds brokers to high standards of commercial honor and just and equitable principles of trade. Misappropriation and theft violate this rule. 

Background Information 

David Gilchrist has passed the following exams: 

  • Series 66 – Uniform Combined State Law Examination 
  • SIE – Securities Industry Essentials Examination 
  • Series 7 General Securities Representative Examination 

He is a registered broker in 22 states and is a registered investment adviser in California and Texas. 

Kurta Law Can Help

If you worked with David Gilchrist and have concerns about your investments, please contact us today at 877-600-0098 or for a free consultation.

For over 20 years, Kurta Law has advocated on behalf of investors who want 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.