Pascal Besman Has Been Sanctioned by FINRA

Pascal BesmanPublicly available records provided by the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) on January 18, 2017 indicate that former New York-based Maxim Group broker/adviser Pascal Besman has been sanctioned by FINRA and is currently not affiliated with any broker-dealer firm. Fitapelli Kurta is interested in hearing from investors who have complaints regarding Mr. Besman (CRD# 1109095).

Pascal Besman has spent 33 years in the securities industry and was most recently registered with Maxim Group in New York, New York (2014-2016). Previous registrations include JMP Securities in New York, New York; Thinkpanmure in New York, New York; UBS Financial Services in Weehawken, New Jersey; Bear Stearns & Company in New York, New York; Lehman Brothers in New York, New York; and Merrill Lynch. He is currently not registered with any state or firm.

According to his BrokerCheck report, Pascal Besman has been sanctioned by FINRA and received one customer complaint.

In July 2016 FINRA sanctioned Pascal Besman following allegations he “failed to timely disclose a compromise with a creditor on his Form U4.” According to FINRA’s findings: “Besman entered into a compromise with a creditor through which he agreed to pay $175,000 to satisfy a debt in connection with a FINRA arbitration award. The compromise with the creditor required disclosure on Besman’s Farm U4 beginning 30 days after learning of the facts and circumstances giving rise to the amendment; however, he did not make the required disclosure on his Form U4 until over two years after.” He was issued a 3-month suspension and a fine of $10,000.

In 2010 a customer alleged Pascal Besman, while employed at ThinkEquity and JMP Securities, committed fraud, negligently misrepresented and omitted material facts, and breached his fiduciary duty. The complaint resulted in an award to the customer of $1,475,000.

If you or someone you know has a complaint regarding Pascal Besman, call Fitapelli Kurta at 877-238-4175 for a free consultation. You may be able to recover lost funds. Fitapelli Kurta accepts all cases on contingency: we only get paid if and when you collect money. You may have a limited window to file your complaint, so we encourage you to avoid delay. Call 877-238-4175 now to speak to an attorney for free.