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Chris Browning: $990K Complaint Against Masters Advisory Broker
Westlake Village financial advisor Chris Browning (CRD# 4786391) recently received an investor complaint alleging nearly one million dollars in damages. Financial Industry Regulatory Authority records show that he is a broker and an investment advisor with Western International Securities, doing business as Masters Advisory Partners.
Mr. Browning’s BrokerCheck report discloses two investor complaints. the most recent, filed in July 2022, alleges that as a representative of Western International Securities, he recommended unsuitable corporate bond investments. The pending complaint alleges damages of $990,000.
An earlier investor complaint, filed in April 2021, alleged that while he was a representative of Western International Securities, Mr. Browning engaged in unauthorized trading of unit investment trust and real estate investment trust products. In January 2022 the complaint reached a settlement of $49,698.
According to the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority, Chris Browning holds 15 years of securities industry experience. Based in Westlake Village and Irvine, California, he has been a broker and an investment advisor with Western International Securities since 2009 and 2013, respectively. He does business as Masters Advisory Partners. His past registrations include Wells Fargo Advisors in Newport Beach, California, where he was registered from 2007 until 2009. His credentials include the passage of five securities industry qualifying examinations: the Investment Company Products/Variable Contracts Representative Examination, or Series 6; the General Securities Representative Examination, or Series 7; the Securities Industry Essentials Examination, or SIE; the Uniform Securities Agent State Law Examination, or Series 63; and the Uniform Combined State Law Examination, or Series 66. He holds 22 state licenses. (Information current as of August 17, 2022.)
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