Category Archives: Four Points Capital Partners

Allan Montalbano-Former Worden Capital Broker- Discloses 14 Customer Disputes- Westbury, NY

October 2019- Westbury, NY

According to publicly available records Allan P Montalbano (CRD#4507029) ,  a  stockbroker who is not currently registered  and who was last registered with Worden Capital Management ,  disclose 13 prior customer disputes and 1 pending customer dispute.

The Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) is the agency that licenses and regulates stockbrokers and brokerage firms. FINRA requires brokers and brokerage firms to report customer complaints and disputes as well as regulatory sanctions. In addition brokers are required to disclose certain financial matters such as personal bankruptcies, judgments and liens.

From September of 2009 until August of 2017 there were 11 FINRA cases filed against Montalbano by customers of Worden Capital and National Securities Corp.   with allegations of churning, unsuitability, breach of contract, negligence, reckless and intentional misrepresentation, breach of fiduciary duty, breach of contract, excessive trading, unauthorized trading, negligent  and misrepresentation.   These cases were settled at various amounts totaling more than $1.2 million.

In August 2018, a National Securities Corp. customer filed FINRA case #18-02616 alleging breach of fiduciary duty, negligence, negligent misrepresentation and breach of contract and is currently seeking damages of $280,000.

Alan Montalbano  was employed by Worden Capital from June of 2015 to January 2018.   He was employed by Four Points Capital Partners from June 2014 until June 2015 and with National Securities Corp. from August 2010  until June 2014.  Before that he was with Woodstock Financial Group, Chase Investment Services Corp. and NY Life Securities.  Montalbano  discloses business affiliations with APM Consulting Services.

If you have questions about an investment account handled by Allan Montalbano  contact us for a no charge consultation to learn about your legal options.

Rex Securities Law , with offices in Boca Raton, FL,  and  Austin, TX,   provides representation to  investors  nationwide who are seeking recovery of investment losses due to the negligence or fraud of stockbrokers and broker dealers. If you have questions about how your account has been handled, call to speak with an experienced securities attorney.

Most cases handled on a contingent fee basis meaning that you do not pay legal fees unless we are successful.

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TollFree: 877-224-3199

Florida-561 391 1900 

Texas-512-329-2870

John Calardo- Former Worden Capital Broker- Discloses $300K Pending Customer Suit Alleging Churning- NYC

September 2019, New York, NY

According to publicly available records John Calardo   (CRD# 6063938) ,  a  currently unregistered stockbroker who previously registered  with Four Points Capital Partners & Worden Capital Management,  disclose a currently pending customer dispute.

The Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) is the agency that licenses and regulates stockbrokers and brokerage firms. FINRA requires brokers and brokerage firms to report customer complaints and disputes as well as regulatory sanctions. In addition brokers are required to disclose certain financial matters such as personal bankruptcies, judgments and liens.

In 2/2019,   FINRA case #19-00424 was filed on behalf of a Worden Capital Management customer from Wisconsin alleging violation of the Wisconsin Uniform Securities Act, negligence and negligent misrepresentation, unsuitability, fraud, churning and excessive trading.   The customer is seeking damages in excess of $300,000.

John Calardo   was employed  with Four Points Capital Partners from 3/2017-5/2018 .  He was previously employed with Worden Capital Management  from 11/2016 -3/2017.  Before that he was with Legend Securities, Inc. Joseph Gunnar & Co. and Brookstone Securities.

If you have questions about an investment account handled by John Calardo  contact us for a no charge consultation to learn about your legal options.

Rex Securities Law , with offices in Boca Raton, FL,  and  Austin, TX,   provides representation to  investors  nationwide who are seeking recovery of investment losses due to the negligence or fraud of stockbrokers and broker dealers. If you have questions about how your account has been handled, call to speak with an experienced securities attorney.

Most cases handled on a contingent fee basis meaning that you do not pay legal fees unless we are successful.

Nationwide Representation

Rex Securities Law

TollFree: 877-224-3199

Florida-561 391 1900 

Texas-512-329-2870

Daniel T. Fischer-Former Four Points Capital Partners Broker-Barred From Securities Industry-Melville, NY

UPDATE FEBRUARY 2018-The SEC barred Daniel T. Fischer indefinitely from association with a broker, dealer, investment adviser, municipal securities dealer, municipal advisor, transfer agent, or NRSRO.

ORIGINAL POST-January 2018-Melville, New York / Texas

Daniel T. Fischer , a currently unregistered stockbroker who last worked for Four Points Capital Partners, a Texas LLC, (Four Points) was named in a complaint filed by the Securities and Exchange Commission in December 2017, which alleges that Fischer and another Four Points broker, Zachary S. Berkey, recommended a high cost, in and out trading strategy without reasonable basis to believe it was suitable for the customers.

The SEC alleges that Berkey and Fischer:

  •  were reckless in making such a recommendation which was not suitable given the customers’ financial needs, investment objectives and circumstances.
  • made material misrepresentations and omissions to customers

and that Fischer engaged in unauthorized trading.

Four Points Capital broker Zach Berkey is named in this same complaint.

Link to SEC complaint.

According to the SEC complaint, the ten customers accounts involved suffered losses of $573,867 while Berkey earned $106,000 and Fischer earned $175,000 in commissions.

According to FINRA records Fischer was employed by Four Points Capital Partners from 11.2012-7/2017. Prior to that he was employed by WTS Proprietary Trading Group and before that Dimension Securities.

Fischer discloses a prior regulatory event. In 7/2016 he consented to FINRA sanctions and was fined $5,000 and suspended for 20 business days to resolve allegations that he exercised discretion in customers’ accounts notwithstanding the fact that he did not have written authorization from the customers to place discretionary trades.

The Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) is the agency that licenses and regulates stockbrokers and brokerage firms. FINRA requires brokers and brokerage firms to report customer complaints and disputes as well as regulatory sanctions. In addition brokers are required to disclose certain financial matters such as personal bankruptcies, judgments and liens.

If you have questions about  an account handled by Daniel T. Fischer if you have an account with Four Points Capital Partners that you believe has been mishandled , contact us to discuss your legal options.

Rex Securities Law , with offices in Boca Raton, FL,  and  Austin, TX,   provides representation to  investors  nationwide who are seeking recovery of investment losses due to the negligence or fraud of stockbrokers and broker dealers. If you have questions about how your account has been handled, call to speak with an experienced securities attorney.

Most cases handled on a contingent fee basis meaning that you do not pay legal fees unless we are successful.

Nationwide Representation

Rex Securities Law

TollFree: 877-224-3199

Florida-561 391 1900 

Texas-512-329-2870

Zachary Berkey-Former Four Points Capital Broker-Fined by Regulator-Melville, NY

June 2019-Melville, New York / Texas

Zachary S. Berkey , a currently unregistered stockbroker who last worked for Four Points Capital Partners, a Texas LLC, (Four Points) was named in a complaint filed by the Securities and Exchange Commission in December 2017, which alleged that Berkey and another Four Points broker, Daniel T. Fischer, recommended a high cost, in and out trading strategy without reasonable basis to believe it was suitable for the customers.

The SEC alleged that Berkey and Fischer:

  •  were reckless in making such a recommendation which was not suitable given the customers’ financial needs, investment objectives and circumstances.
  • made material misrepresentations and omissions to customers
  • the ten customers accounts involved suffered losses of $573,867 while Berkey earned $106,000 and Fischer earned $175,000 in commissions.

In 10/2018, Zach Berkey was permanently barred from the securities industry and was ordered to disgorge $106,000, representing the amount of ill gotten gains he realized. In addition he was assessed prejudgement interest and a civil fine of $71,000.

According to FINRA records Berkey was employed by Four Points Capital Partners from 4/2013-1/2015. Prior to that he was employed by National Securities Corp. and before that Woodstock Financial Group.

The Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) is the agency that licenses and regulates stockbrokers and brokerage firms. FINRA requires brokers and brokerage firms to report customer complaints and disputes as well as regulatory sanctions. In addition brokers are required to disclose certain financial matters such as personal bankruptcies, judgments and liens.

Berkey discloses a currently pending customer dispute and 4 prior customer disputes which include a case settled in 2005 for $231,000 in which a customer alleged misrepresentation and churning.

In currently pending FINRA Case 18-3481, a customer of Four Points seeks damages of of $146,000 for violations of state and federal securities laws.

If you have questions about  an account handled by Zachary S. Berkey or if you have an account with Four Points Capital Partners that you think has been mishandled, contact us to discuss your legal options.

Rex Securities Law , with offices in Boca Raton, FL,  and  Austin, TX,   provides representation to  investors  nationwide who are seeking recovery of investment losses due to the negligence or fraud of stockbrokers and broker dealers. If you have questions about how your account has been handled, call to speak with an experienced securities attorney.

Most cases handled on a contingent fee basis meaning that you do not pay legal fees unless we are successful.

Nationwide Representation

Rex Securities Law

TollFree: 877-224-3199

Florida-561 391 1900 

Texas-512-329-2870