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How Investors Can Sue Former Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner & Smith Incorporated Financial Advisor Christopher Hibbard

Posted on Thursday, March 29th, 2018 at 3:22 pm    

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Did you lose money investing with former Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner & Smith Incorporated financial advisor Christopher Hibbard (CRD# 3176484)? Hibbard has been registered with Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner & Smith Incorporated in Louisville, Kentucky from 2010 to January 2018, when he was terminated regarding, “Conduct including unauthorized transactions and theft.”

In February 2018, FINRA suspended Hibbard indefinitely after he failed to respond to FINRA request for information. The suspension will continue until the required information is provided to FINRA or the suspension converts to a bar on May 10, 2018.

Hibbard has been the subject of one customer complaint, according to his CRD report:

December 2017. “The customer alleges unauthorized transactions and theft.” The case is currently pending.

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, Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner & Smith Incorporated may be liable for investment or other losses suffered by Hibbard’s customers.

Erez Law represents investors in the United States for claims against brokers and brokerage firms for wrongdoing. If and have experienced investment losses, please call us at 888-840-1571 or complete our contact form for a free consultation. Erez Law is a nationally recognized law firm representing individuals, trusts, corporations and institutions in claims against brokerage firms, banks and insurance companies on a contingency fee basis.