Investors Allege Jeremy Fortner Failed to Repay Loans
Jeremy Fortner (CRD #: 4811478), a broker formerly registered with Wells Fargo Clearing Services, is involved in a pending dispute, according to his BrokerCheck record, accessed on April 6, 2023. Keep reading if you want to know more about his alleged conduct as a broker.
Settled and Denied Disputes
On May 16, 2022, an investor alleged that, between 2018 and 2021, Jeremy Fortner claimed that the client would not pay interest on a margin loan. This dispute was denied by the firm.
However, investors should know that firms can deny disputes without an outside review. Investors can potentially recover their lost funds by pursuing FINRA arbitration after a denial.
Six disputes, filed from 2021-2022, alleged that Jeremy Fortner took out personal loans from clients in as early as 2016 and failed to fully pay them back. These disputes were settled collectively for approximately $169,574.96.
On November 23, 2021, an investor alleged that Jeremy Fortner misinformed him in 2020 that the profits from the sale of an annuity would be taxed as capital gains. These profits allegedly placed the client into a higher tax bracket. This dispute was settled for $100,000.
In a dispute filed on August 4, 2021, an investor alleged that Jeremy Fortner solicited him to invest in two private outside investments, borrowed money from him via a promissory note, and executed an unauthorized purchase of a security. This misconduct allegedly occurred between 2018-2021. This dispute was settled for $59,217.52.
On July 19, 2021, an investor alleged that Jeremy Fortner facilitated his involvement in a private placement and outside business activity between 2017-2021. This dispute was settled for $232,405.
FINRA Rule 2020
FINRA Rule 2020 forbids the use of deceptive, manipulative, and otherwise fraudulent methods to influence the purchase and sale of securities. Misrepresenting or omitting information about an investment’s potential fees, risks, or limitations violates this rule.
FINRA Rule 3260
FINRA Rule 3260 forbids brokers from conducting discretionary trading outside of discretionary accounts approved in advance by their client and firm.
FINRA Rule 3280
FINRA Rule 3280 requires brokers to seek approval from their firm before engaging in private securities transactions.
Oregon Regulatory Action
On January 6, 2022, the Oregon Division of Financial Regulation ordered Jeremy Fortner to cease and desist, alleging that he solicited a $25,000 loan from a client. He was also fined $20,000.
Bar by FINRA
On November 29, 2021, FINRA barred Jeremy Fortner for allegedly failing to respond to requests for information. His bar took effect on March 3, 2022.
FINRA Rule 9552
FINRA Rule 9552 penalizes members who fail to provide documents, information, or testimony requested by FINRA with a suspension. This suspension converts to a bar if the member fails to request an end to their suspension within three months.
Termination from Wells Fargo Clearing Services
On August 18, 2021, Jeremy Fortner was fired from Wells Fargo Clearing Services after allegedly borrowing money from multiple clients.
Jeremy Fortner Background Information
Jeremy Fortner has passed the following exams:
- Series 66 Uniform Combined State Law Examination
- SIE – Securities Industry Essentials Examination
- Series 7 General Securities Representative Examination
- Series 6 Investment Company Products / Variable Contracts Representative Examination
Jeremy Fortner has worked with the following firms:
- Wells Fargo Clearing Services (CRD #: 19616)
- J.P. Morgan (CRD #: 79)
- Chase Investment Services (CRD #: 25574)
- J.P Morgan Institutional Investments (CRD #: 102920)
- T. Rowe Price Advisory Services (CRD #: 108958)
- MML Investors Services (CRD #: 10409)
- InterSecurities (CRD #: 16164)
Kurta Law Can Help
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