Public records provided by the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) and accessed on February 21, 2018 indicate that Florida-based Merrill Lynch broker/adviser Benjamin Foster is involved in a pending customer dispute. Fitapelli Kurta is interested in hearing from investors who have complaints regarding Mr. Foster (CRD# 4562080).
Benjamin Foster has spent 15 years in the securities industry and has been registered with Merrill Lynch in West Palm Beach, Florida since 2015. Previous registrations include Barclays Capital in Palm Beach, Florida (2008-2015); Lehman Brothers in Chicago, Illinois (2005-2008); and Bear Stearns & Company in New York, New York (2002-2005). He has passed three securities industry examinations: Series 66 (Uniform Combined State Law Examination), which he obtained on November 2, 2002; Series 3 (National Commodity Futures Examination), which he obtained on February 18, 2014; and Series 7 (General Securities Representative Examination), which he obtained on October 14, 2002. He is a registered broker and investment adviser with 19 US states and territories: Arizona, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Florida, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nevada, New Jersey, New York, Oregon, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Texas, and Wisconsin. His 21 self-regulatory organization (SRO) registrations include: BOX Options Exchange LLC, Bats BZX Exchange, C2 Options Exchange, the Chicago Board Options Exchange, the Chicago Stock Exchange, FINRA, Investors’ Exchange LLC, NYSE American LLC, Nasdaq ISE LLC, the Nasdaq Stock Market, and the New York Stock Exchange.
According to his BrokerCheck report, he has received one pending customer complaint.
In December 2017 a customer alleged Benjamin Foster, while employed at Barclays Capital, did not adequately disclose risks and recommended an unsuitable securities swap transaction. The customer is seeking $6,500,000 in damages in the pending complaint.
If you or someone you know has lost money investing with Benjamin Foster, call Fitapelli Kurta at 877-238-4175 for a free consultation. You may be eligible to recoup your losses. Fitapelli Kurta accepts all cases on a contingency basis: we only get paid if and when you collect money. Time to file your claim may be limited by law, so we encourage you to avoid delay. Call 877-238-4175 now to speak to an attorney for free.