Publicly available records provided by the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) on August 1, 2016 indicate that New York-based American Portfolios Financial Services broker/adviser James Wright, also known as James Bertalan, was discharged from two previous employers. The securities and investment fraud law firm Fitapelli Kurta is interested in hearing from investors who have complaints regarding Mr. Bertalan (CRD# 1629437).
James Wright has spent 29 years in the securities industry and has been registered with American Portfolios Financial Services in New York, New York since March 2015. Previous registrations include Raymond James Financial Services in New York, New York; Ameriprise Financial Services in Garden City, New York; and IDS Life Insurance Company in Minneapolis, Minnesota. He is a registered broker and investment adviser with eight US states and territories: Arizona, Connecticut, the District of Columbia, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, South Carolina, and Virginia.
According to his BrokerCheck report, James Wright has received one customer complaint and was terminated from two previous employers.
In January 2015, James Wright was terminated from his position at Raymond James Financial Services following allegations he failed to adhere to a heightened supervision plan, failed to properly manage staff, and failed to timely submit advisory paperwork.
In 2014, James Wright was terminated from his position at Ameriprise Financial Services following allegations of “company policy violations including excessive equity concentration limits, late financial planning deliverables, and hiring and maintaining staff.”
In 2004, a customer alleged James Wright, while employed at American Express Financial Advisors, provided advice that resulted in a loss. The customer sought $30,000 in damages in the complaint, which was denied.
In 2003, a customer alleged James Wright, while employed at American Express Financial Advisors, did not advise him of the tax consequences of a redemption, causing tax, interest and penalties. The customer sought $46,537 in damages in the complaint, which was denied.
In 2001, a customer alleged James Wright, while employed at American Express Financial Advisors, delayed a fund transfer, resulting in a loss. The complaint settled for more than $5,300.
If you have lost money investing with James Wright, also known as James Bertalan, you may be entitled to recover lost funds. Call the securities and investment fraud law firm Fitapelli Kurta at 877-238-4175 for a free consultation. All cases are taken on contingency: Fitapelli Kurta only gets paid if and when you recover money. Time to file your claim may be limited, so we encourage you to avoid delay. Call 877-238-4175 now to speak to an attorney for free.