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Investor Alleges Kevin Bourke Misrepresented Funds

Nov 14, 2022 Misrepresentation

Kevin Bourke (CRD #: 5628153), a broker formerly registered with Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner & Smith, allegedly made misrepresentations, according to his BrokerCheck record, accessed on October 30, 2022. Read on to learn more about his alleged conduct as a broker.

Investor Dispute

On September 22, 2022, an investor alleged that Kevin Bourke misrepresented certain funds from August 1, 2018, to September 16, 2022. This dispute is pending.

FINRA Rule 2020

FINRA Rule 2020 bans the use of manipulation, deception, and other fraudulent tactics to influence investors’ decisions. Misrepresenting an investment’s risks, requirements, or other features violates this rule.

FINRA Rules 2010

FINRA Rule 2010 holds brokers to high standards of commercial honor and just and equitable principles of trade. Violations of FINRA Rule 2020 also violate FINRA Rule 2020. 

Background Information

Kevin Bourke has passed the following exams:

  • Series 65 – Uniform Investment Adviser Law Examination
  • Series 66 – Uniform Combined State Law Examination
  • SIE – Securities Industry Essentials Examination
  • Series 31 – Futures Managed Funds Examination
  • Series 7 – General Securities Representative Examination

He has also worked for the following firms:

  • Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner & Smith (CRD#:7691)
  • Bessemer Investor Services (CRD#:17442)
  • Morgan Stanley Smith Barney (CRD#:149777)
  • Citigroup Global Markets (CRD#:7059)

Kurta Law Can Help

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

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