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Investor Alleges William Ferrara Forged Variable Annuity Documentation

William Ferrara (CRD #: 2729111), a broker registered with NYLIFE Securities, is involved in a pending dispute, according to his BrokerCheck record, accessed on July 6, 2022. Keep reading if you have questions about William Ferrara’s conduct as a broker.

Investor Disputes

In a dispute filed on March 29, 2022, an investor alleges that William Ferrara forged a signature on account documentation related to a variable annuity purchased in February 2015. This dispute is currently pending.

On March 6, 2017, an investor alleged that William Ferrara influenced her purchase of an unsuitable fixed annuity on December 30, 2014. The client alleges that this annuity, funded by rolling over mutual funds held in an IRA account, was unsuitable for her based on her time horizon and liquidity needs. The client sought the repayment of her premiums and received a settlement of $56,930.92.

FINRA Rule 2010 and 2111

FINRA Rule 2010 holds brokers to high standards of ethical conduct and commercial honor. Many forms of misconduct violate this rule.

FINRA Rule 2111 requires brokers to tailor their investment recommendations using the information in investors’ profiles. These profiles describe characteristics such as investors’ age, risk tolerance, and investment goals.

Investors who rely on brokers for recommendations may be able to recover their losses through FINRA arbitration.

Tax Liens

On October 21, 2019, William Ferrara became the subject of a $27,763.66 tax lien.

Background Information

William Ferrara has passed the following exams:

  • Series 63 – Uniform Securities Agent State Law Examination
  • SIE – Securities Industry Essentials Examination
  • Series 6 – Investment Company Products/Variable Contracts Representative Examination

HE is a registered broker in six states. 

Kurta Law Can Help

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

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