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Kurt Berry is the Subject of an Oil and Gas Investment Dispute

Kurt Berry (CRD #: 4550773), a previously registered broker with Vanderbilt Securities, is the subject of an investor dispute. This is according to his BrokerCheck record, accessed on December 19, 2023. Keep reading if you have questions regarding this dispute. 

On November 14, 2023, an investor alleged that Kurt Berry represented that Resolute/Petrorock investments were safe investments, consistent with their objectives of generating income and preserving their principal investment. 

Oil and gas investments like Petrorock are subject to volatility and are generally not suitable for investors who want conservative investments. In this case, Petrorock was allegedly an instrument of fraud that representatives used to enrich themselves. 

The investors alleged that Kurt Berry represented that the investments were not correlated with the stock market and would not experience volatility. They also alleged that he touted the investments’ tax benefits and did not offer a balanced presentation of the risks. Kurt Berry allegedly downplayed the disclosures concerning risks as simply mandatory disclosures. 

The investors are seeking $473,000. 

Unsuitable Investments 

FINRA Rule 2111 defines suitable investments as securities that fit an investor’s profile. Investor profiles have information on the investor’s age, risk tolerance, tax status, investing experience, and financial goals. Investments that do not take these factors into account may be unsuitable.

Background Information 

Kurt Berry has passed the following exams: 

  • Series 65 Uniform Investment Adviser Law Examination 
  • Series 63 Uniform Securities Agent State Law Examination 
  • SIE – Securities Industry Essentials Examination 
  • Series 7 General Securities Representative Examination 

During his 19 years of experience, he has registered with six firms: 

  • Vanderbilt Securities (CRD #: 5953) 
  • Regulus Advisors (CRD #: 150631) 
  • The O.N. Equity Sales Company (CRD #: 2936) 
  • MML Investors Services (CRD #: 10409) 
  • Pruco Securtiies (CRD #: 5685) 
  • Edward Jones (CRD #: 250) 

Kurta Law Can Help 

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

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