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Ex-Cetera Advisor Brandon Bowman: Complaint Settles for $200K
San Antonio-based financial advisor Brandon Bowman (CRD# 4871073) recently received an investor complaint alleging the recommendation of unsuitable investments. Financial Industry Regulatory Authority records indicate that he is currently a broker and an investment advisor with Ameritas Investment Company and an agent of Granite Financial Services.Mr. Bowman’s BrokerCheck report discloses multiple investor complaints. The most recent, filed in January 2023, alleges that while he was a representative of Cetera Advisors, he recommended unsuitable real estate estate investments and over-concentrated the account. The pending complaint alleges unspecified damages.
An earlier investor complaint, filed in 2021, similarly alleged that he recommended unsuitable real estate products while he was at Cetera Advisors. In July 2022 complaint reached a settlement of $200,000.
As a broker an investment advisor with Ameritas Investment Company, Mr. Houston operates as an agent of Granite Financial Services, which offers securities through Ameritas. A profile on the firm’s website explains that he grew up in San Antonio and started his career at American Express, where he “got to see the inner workings of hedge funds and broker/dealers, including some that owned a seat on the New York Stock Exchange.” He later returned to San Antonio and joined UBS Financial Services, where he began his career as a financial consultant. As for the firm itself, the website includes a mission statement that describes Granite Financial Services’ commitment to upholding high standards of integrity and professionalism. “We endeavor to know and understand your financial situation and provide you with only the highest quality information, services, and products to help you reach your goals,” the statement adds.
According to the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority, Brandon Bowman holds 18 years of securities industry experience. Based in San Antonio, Texas, he has been a broker and an investment advisor with Ameritas Investment Company since 2021. His past registrations include IWC Financial Planning, LPL Financial, Cetera Advisors, and UBS Financial Services. His credentials include the passage of three securities industry qualifying exams: the General Securities Representative Examination, or Series 7; the Securities Industry Essentials Examination, or SIE; and the Uniform Combined State Law Examination, or Series 66. He holds 31 state licenses. (Information current as of April 1, 2023.)
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