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William Bryant Allegedly Recommended an Unsuitable Investment

William Bryant (CRD #: 1732547), a previously registered broker with Independent Financial Group, is the subject of an investor dispute. This is according to his BrokerCheck record, accessed on June 10, 2024. Keep reading if you have questions regarding his alleged conduct. 

Investor Allegations

On May 2, 2024, an investor alleged that William Bryant recommended an unsuitable investment that did not suit their investment objectives and risk tolerance. 

Employment Separation After Allegations

On May 15, 2019, LPL Financial fired William Bryant exercised discretion in client accounts without written authorization. 

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

Unauthorized Trading

Unauthorized trading violates FINRA Rule 3260, which limits brokers to exercising their trading discretion in pre-approved discretionary accounts.

Background Information 

William Bryant 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 3 National Commodity Futures Examination 
  • Series 7 General Securities Representative Examination

He has registered with five firms: 

  • Independent Financial Group (CRD #: 7717) 
  • LPL Financial (CRD #: 6413) 
  • Banc of America Investment Services (CRD #: 16361) 
  • Morgan Stanley DW (CRD #: 7556) 
  • Kidder, Peabody & Co (CRD #: 7613) 

Kurta Law Can Help 

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

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