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William King (William Worthen King CRD# 1432593, aka “Bill King”) is a previously registered broker and investment advisor who spent his entire 37-year career at Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner & Smith Incorporated (CRD#:7691) of Vero Beach, FL beginning in 1985. 
King voluntarily resigned from Merrill Lynch on 4/21/2023 after allegations of “unsuitable and unauthorized trading in certain clients' accounts.” No additional information is available.  
Since 8/17/22, a total of 19 customer disputes have been filed in King’s record, with the most recent filed on 10/15/2023. Most filed between 4/15/2023 and 10/15/2023 are currently in pending status.  Eight of the disputes were denied. Three claims filed in 2022 were settled for a collective total of $332,500.  William King (William Worthen King CRD# 1432593, aka “Bill King”) is a previously registered broker and investment advisor who spent his entire 37-year career at Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner & Smith Incorporated (CRD#:7691) of Vero Beach, FL beginning in 1985.  Continue reading ›

Jose Candelario (Jose Manuel Candelario Padilla CRD# 4847560) is a previously registered broker and investment advisor last registered with Nationwide Planning Associates Inc. (CRD# 31029) of Hato Rey, PR. His previous employers included Oriental Financial Services Corp. (CRD# 29753) of Ponce, PR, Samuel A Ramirez & Co., Inc. (CRD# 6963) of Hato Rey, PR, and R-G Investments Corporation (CRD# 113293) of San Juan, PR.
No current employment or registration information is available. He has been in the business since 2004. Padilla is the subject of 49 disclosures dating back to 2006, 47 of which are customer disputes.  Jose Candelario (Jose Manuel Candelario Padilla CRD# 4847560) is a previously registered broker and investment advisor last registered with Nationwide Planning Associates Inc. (CRD# 31029) of Hato Rey, PR. His previous employers included Oriental Financial Services Corp. (CRD# 29753) of Ponce, PR, Samuel A Ramirez & Co., Inc. (CRD# 6963) of Hato Rey, PR, and R-G Investments Corporation (CRD# 113293) of San Juan, PR. Continue reading ›

­­Andrew Miles (­­Andrew William Miles CRD# 5986774) is a former registered broker and investment advisor last employed with Green Vista Capital, LLC (CRD#:293630) of Winter Park, FL until 3/10/2021. Previously, he was registered with The Strategic Financial Alliance, Inc. (CRD#:126514) of Vero Beach, FL. He has been in the industry since 2011.
Andrew Miles is the subject of eight customer disputes with similar allegations, and five are currently listed as “pending”:
Filed 5/2/2023, this dispute contains multiple allegations of unsuitability, negligence, fraud, breach of contract, violation of and aiding and abetting violation of the Florida Securities And Investor Protection Act, and “equitable rescission” (annulment of a contract). The customer requests damages of $700,000.Andrew Miles (­­Andrew William Miles CRD# 5986774) is a former registered broker and investment advisor last employed with Green Vista Capital, LLC (CRD#:293630) of Winter Park, FL until 3/10/2021. Previously, he was registered with The Strategic Financial Alliance, Inc. (CRD#:126514) of Vero Beach, FL. He has been in the industry since 2011. Continue reading ›

Structured notes are a lesser-known investment vehicle for individual retail investors. These are hybrid-style investments that combine several different types of investments based on something else, such as the S&P 500, interest rates, commodities, foreign currency exchanges, or one or more securities.
An investor’s return is linked to this outside element, making them “derivative” investments instead of direct ones. Issued by financial institutions and sold to investors by broker-dealers, structured notes have two elements, the embedded derivative, and a bond element.
The note’s returns will depend on the repayment of the underlying bond by the issuer, and a premium paid based on the linked asset. The return on a structured note depends on the issuer repaying the underlying bond and paying a premium based on the linked asset.Structured notes are a lesser-known investment vehicle for individual retail investors. These are hybrid-style investments that combine several different types of investments based on something else, such as the S&P 500, interest rates, commodities, foreign currency exchanges, or one or more securities. Continue reading ›

Daniel Beech (Daniel Keith Beech CRD# 6169844) is a registered broker and investment advisor currently employed with Innovation Partners LLC (CRD#: 146344) of Charlotte, NC. His previous employers were Western International Securities (CRD#:39262) of Westlake Village, CA, Independent Financial Group, LLC (CRD#:7717) of Sherman Oaks, CA, and Royal Alliance Associates, Inc. (CRD#:23131) of Los Angeles, CA. He has been in the industry since 2013.  Beech’s CRD includes 13 customer disputes, two of which have been settled. The other 11 were filed between 4/29/2022 and 1/11/2023 and are currently listed as “pending.” Several disclosures list clients seeking reimbursement for their investments, while others have allegations of unsuitability and negligence. The collective damages for these 11 customer disputes total $2,558,150.00.  The two earlier disputes both requested $5,000 in damages, and were settled for $72,500, collectively.Daniel Beech (Daniel Keith Beech CRD# 6169844) is a registered broker and investment advisor currently employed with Innovation Partners LLC (CRD# 146344) of Charlotte, NC. His previous employers were Western International Securities (CRD# 39262) of Westlake Village, CA, Independent Financial Group, LLC (CRD# 7717) of Sherman Oaks, CA, and Royal Alliance Associates, Inc. (CRD# 23131) of Los Angeles, CA. He has been in the industry since 2013. Continue reading ›

Marc Korsch (Marc Frederick Korsch, CRD#5525226) is a currently registered broker and investment advisor employed with Arkadios Capital (CRD#: 282710) of Sarasota, FL. His previous employers include Centaurus Financial, Inc. (CRD#:30833) and Trustmont Financial Group, Inc. (CRD#:18312) both of Sarasota, and Capital Financial Services, Inc. (CRD#:8408), of Port Charlotte, FL. He has been in the industry since 2009. A client filed a dispute on 10/29/2020 alleging that from July 2014 to the current date, Marc Korsch breached his fiduciary duty by investing their funds into high-risk investments that were unsuitable for their portfolio. The client requests damages of $100,000. Korsch denies the allegations and will defend the matter. The dispute is currently listed as “pending.”

Marc Korsch (Marc Frederick Korsch, CRD# 5525226) is a currently registered broker and investment advisor whose last known employer was Arkadios Capital (CRD#: 282710) of Sarasota, FL. His previous employers include Centaurus Financial, Inc. (CRD#:30833) and Trustmont Financial Group, Inc. (CRD#:18312) both of Sarasota, and Capital Financial Services, Inc. (CRD#:8408), of Port Charlotte, FL. He has been in the industry since 2009. Continue reading ›

Investment management company Griffin Capital is an investment management firm that specializes in alternative investments. Based in Los Angeles and founded in 1995, the company owns, manages, sponsors, or co-sponsors programs worth more than $20 billion in assets. It has more than 200,000 investors.Griffin Capital is an investment management firm that specializes in alternative investments. Based in Los Angeles and founded in 1995, the company owns, manages, sponsors, or co-sponsors programs worth more than $20 billion in assets. It has more than 200,000 investors. Continue reading ›

Investors who own GWG L Bonds have grown increasingly concerned after GWG announced in a form 8-K filed with the SEC that it would not pay investors dividends owed for January 15, 2022. Silver Law Group represents GWG L Bonds investors, and may be able to help you recover your losses. Contact us at 800-975-4345 for a no-cost, confidential consultation. The SEC is investigating GWG Holdings (GWGH), a Dallas, Texas-based financial services company that sells alternative investments and life insurance. GWG L Bonds may be in financial trouble, that could lead to investors losing a significant amount of their principal investment. The company has been late on deadlines to file its annual report, which caused NASDAQ to threaten to delist the company. In April, 2021, the company paused sales of their L Bonds. The recent 8-K stated that the GWG’s board of directors authorized management to retain the services of a restructuring advisor. GWG’s stock has plummeted on the bad news, trading as low as $2.36 after starting 2022 at $9.60.Investors who own GWG L Bonds have grown increasingly concerned after GWG announced in a form 8-K filed with the SEC that it would not pay investors dividends owed for January 15, 2022.

Silver Law Group represents GWG L Bonds investors, and may be able to help you recover your losses. Contact us at 800-975-4345 for a no-cost, confidential consultation. Continue reading ›

Jeffrey Warren (CRD:#2707969) is a former registered broker whose last known employer was Oppenheimer & Co. Inc. (CRD#:249) of Boca Raton, FL. He was previously employed with Wachovia Securities, LLC (CRD#:19616), also of Boca Raton, UBS Financial Services Inc. (CRD#:8174) of Weehawken, NJ, and Prudential Securities Incorporated (CRD#:7471) of New York, NY. Warren has been in the industry since 1996.  On February 10, 2021, a customer filed a dispute with requested damages of $125,000. The customer alleged that in January of 2021, Warren deposited a check from a deceased client’s trust without the approval of the trust’s beneficiaries. The customer was also a beneficiary of said trust. The firm denied the client’s claim.Jeffrey Warren (CRD:#2707969) is a former registered broker whose last known employer was Oppenheimer & Co. Inc. (CRD#:249) of Boca Raton, FL. He was previously employed with Wachovia Securities, LLC (CRD#:19616), also of Boca Raton, UBS Financial Services Inc. (CRD#:8174) of Weehawken, NJ, and Prudential Securities Incorporated (CRD#:7471) of New York, NY. Warren has been in the industry since 1996. Continue reading ›

Edward Turley (Edward L Turley/Ed Turley/Edward Lawrence Turley, CRD# 1872294) is a previously-registered broker and investment adviser who last worked for JP Morgan Securities in San Francisco, California. Turley was previously registered with Lehman Brothers in New York City, CS First Boston Corporation, and Morgan Stanley & Co. Inc. He had worked in the industry since 1988. Disclosures Edward Turley has eight disclosures on his publicly-available FINRA BrokerCheck report, including 1 employment separation after allegations and seven customer disputes:

Edward Turley (CRD# 1872294, a/k/a “Edward L Turley,” Ed Turley,” “Edward Lawrence Turley,”) is a previously-registered broker and investment adviser who last worked for JP Morgan Securities (CRD#: 79) of San Francisco, California.

Turley was previously registered with Lehman Brothers, CS First Boston Corporation, and Morgan Stanley & Co. Inc., all of New York, NY. He began in the industry in 1988. Continue reading ›

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