Bill Utanski Received a Complaint for Recommending “Highly Speculative Stocks”

Bill UtanskiPublic records published by the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) on July 12, 2017 indicate that Florida-based Ameriprise broker/adviser Bill Utanski has received several resolved or pending customer disputes. Fitapelli Kurta is interested in hearing from investors who have complaints regarding Mr. Utanski (CRD# 2576809).

Bill Utanski has spent 22 years in the securities industry and has been registered with Ameriprise Financial Services in Fort Lauderdale, Florida since 2009. Previous registrations include Ameriprise Advisor Services in St. Petersburg, Florida; Prudential Securities in New York, New York; UBS Painewebber in Weehawken, New York; and Salomon Smith Barney in New York, New York. He is a registered broker and investment adviser with 12 US states: California, Florida, Georgia, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Nevada, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Virginia.

According to his BrokerCheck report, he has received three customer complaints and one pending customer complaint.

In June 2017 a customer alleged Bill Utanski, while employed at Ameriprise Financial Services, recommended “highly speculative stocks” that resulted in thousands of dollars in losses. The customer is seeking $12,518 in damages in the pending complaint.

In 2015 a customer alleged Bill Utanski, while employed at Ameriprise Financial Services, over-concentrated the account in Dendreon Corporation stock. The complaint settled in for $3,000.

In 2015 a customer alleged Bill Utanski, while employed at Ameriprise Financial Services, churned the account and recommended unsuitable investments in closed-end funds and Dendreon stock. The complaint, from which Mr. Utanski was dismissed, settled for $20,000.

In January 2015 a customer alleged he, while employed at Ameriprise Financial Services, recommended an unsuitable investment in Dendreon stock and call options and guaranteed that he would personally reimburse losses. The complaint settled for $100,000.

If you or someone you know has a complaint regarding Bill Utanski, call Fitapelli Kurta at 877-238-4175 for a free consultation. You may be eligible to recoup lost funds. Fitapelli Kurta accepts every case on contingency: we only get paid if and when you collect money. Time to file your claim may be limited, so we recommend you avoid delay. Call 877-238-4175 now to speak to an attorney for free.