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J. Benjamin Financial’s Robert Wilson: GWG Complaint
Former New Albany, Indiana broker Robert Wilson (CRD# 2364716) is the recipient of an investor complaint alleging he recommended an investment in GWG Holdings, which later filed for bankruptcy. Financial Industry Regulatory Authority and Securities and Exchange Commission records show that he is currently registered as an investment advisor with J. Benjamin Financial in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina.
Mr. Wilson’s BrokerCheck report discloses several investor complaints. The most recent, filed in September 2022, alleges that as a representative of American Equity Investment Corporation, he recommended investments in GWG Holdings, which filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy several years later. The pending complaint alleges damages of $50,000.
An earlier investor complaint, filed in 2003, alleged that as a representative of Raymond James Financial Services, he violated securities law, committed fraud, breached his fiduciary duty, and engaged in negligence in connection with investments in unit investment trusts. The complaint reached a settlement of $30,000.
According to the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority and the Securities and Exchange Commission, Robert Wilson holds 27 years of securities industry experience. Based in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, he has been an investment advisor with J. Benjamin Financial since April 2022. His past registrations include American Equity Investment Corporation (New Albany, Indiana; 2018-2022), Calton & Associates (North Myrtle Beach, South Carolina; 2013-2017), Southeast Investments (North Myrtle Beach, South Carolina; 2010-2013), WallStreet*E Financial Services (Coral Gables, Florida; 2009-2010), Ridgeway & Conger (New Woodstock, New York; 2009), United Planners Financial Services of America (Jamestown, North Carolina; 2005-2007), Raymond James Financial Services (St. Petersburg, Florida; 1999-2005), Robert Thomas Securities (St. Petersburg, Florida; 1996-1999), Wheat First Securities (Charlotte, North Carolina; 1994-1996), Hartford Equity Sales Company (Hartford, Connecticut; 1993-1994), and American United Life Insurance Company (Indianapolis, Indiana; 1993-1994). His credentials include the passage of five securities industry qualifying exams. He is not currently registered as a broker, though he is licensed as an investment advisor in South Carolina. (Information current as of November 4, 2022.)
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