Ralph Michael Byer (CRD #1038411) is a registered broker and investment advisor currently employed with Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner & Smith Incorporated (CRD #7691) of Plantation, Florida, where he has been since 1982.
Byer has a total of seven disclosures, all of them customer disputes. The most recent was filed on 06/19/2018, alleging “excessive trading, unsuitable investment recommendations and misrepresentation from 1990 until 2018.” This case is currently pending.
His next previous dispute, filed on 02/03/2014, alleged misrepresentation involving a life insurance policy purchased in June of 1987. This claim was denied. However, the next dispute, filed on 01/27/2009, was settled for $7,000. The client alleged “unsuitable investment recommendations,” and requested damages of $100,000.