Erez Law is currently investigating former Securities America, Inc. and Brecek and Young broker Matthew Baltz (CRD# 2635133) regarding variable annuity losses. Baltz has been registered with Cambridge Investment Research, Inc. in Auburn, California from 2014 to 2017. Previously, Baltz was registered with Investors Capital Corp. in Auburn, California from 2011 to 2014 and with Securities America, Inc. in Auburn, California from 2009 to 2011.
Baltz has been the subject of three customer complaints between 2016 and 2018, one of which was denied, according to his CRD report:
- December 2018. “The client alleges the representative misrepresented his Variable Annuity benefits.” The customer is seeking $124,972.24 in damages and the case is currently pending. The complaint was regarding variable annuities and took place while Baltz was registered with Brecek and Young.
- April 2018. “The client alleges misrepresentation of the Guaranteed Minimum Withdrawal Benefit on a Variable Annuity Contract.” The customer sought $109,368 in damages and the case was settled for $100,638.87. The complaint was regarding variable annuities and took place while Baltz was registered with Securities America, Inc.
Pursuant to FINRA Rules, member firms are responsible for supervising a broker’s activities during the time the broker is registered with the firm. Therefore, Cambridge Investment Research, Inc., Securities America, Inc., and Brecek and Young may be liable for investment or other losses suffered by Baltz’s customers.
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