Broker Fraud: Bill Byrd and Transamerica Financial Advisors

Bill Byrd and Transamerica Financial Advisors

Did you suffer investment losses after working with Bill Byrd (also known as William D. Byrd), a broker and financial advisor previously registered with the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) through the Tampa, Florida branch of Transamerica Financial Advisors (Transamerica) If so, the attorneys of Investment Loss Recovery Group want to help you. We are now investigating potential complaints against Mr. Byrd and Transamerica.

Our law firm works with clients nationwide who have lost money due to the negligence and/or misconduct of brokers and financial advisors whom they had trusted to provide sound investment advice and to ethically and responsibly handle their accounts. We bring more than 40 years of combined legal experience to our clients as well as in-depth knowledge of the financial services industry. Both of our attorneys have backgrounds as licensed securities brokers and as defense counsel for large Wall Street brokerage firms.

Contact us today if you incurred investment losses after working with Mr. Byrd or Transamerica. We will review your potential claims in a free and confidential consultation.

Who Is Bill Byrd?

You can find information about Bill Byrd (or William D. Byrd, or William Dean Byrd) (CRD# 1334634) through a database available online and accessible by the public, the FINRA Central Registration Depository (CRD) and FINRA BrokerCheck Report.

Mr. Byrd is currently registered with Capital Financial Services Inc. In Tampa, Florida as a broker. Mr. Byrd had previously worked in the financial services industry since 1985. In 1985 Mr. Byrd obtained his FINRA Series 6 license, in 1986 a Series 22, in 1987 a Series 7, in 1988 a Series 63 and in 1998 a Series 65. Over the course of his career, he has been registered with FINRA through a number of different firms prior to 2000, and since 2000, he has been registered with:

  • Pruco Securities in Newark, NJ (1992-2001)
  • Transamerica Financial Advisors, Inc. in Tampa, FL (2001-2016)
  • Invest Financial Corporation in Tampa, FL (2016)
  • Capital Financial Services, Inc. in Tampa, FL (2017 present)

What are the Customer Disputes Disclosed on Bill Byrd’s FINRA Brokercheck?

FINRA Brokercheck records reflect four customer dispute disclosures, and a judgment/lien disclosure. The customer dispute disclosures are all dated between 2014-2017, alleging unsuitable investment recommendations made between 2010-2016. Three customer disputes appear to have been settled and one was denied. Each customer dispute appears to include allegations of unsuitable investment recommendations. In October 2018, a civil judgment/lien disclosure in the amount of $47,782.23 is disclosed.

How Can You Recover Investment Losses Involving Mr. Byrd or Transamerica?

If you suffered investment losses involving Mr. Byrd or Transamerica due to unsuitable trading or if you suspect your accounts or investments were handled negligently or improperly for any reason, you may wish to seek legal advice and a no-cost review of your accounts or investments as soon as possible. You may be entitled to a recovery of your losses in addition to other damages. You may also have the right to file a private, confidential FINRA complaint against any broker, or brokerage firm that failed to properly handle your investment account, or may have failed to adequately supervise your investment accounts, or Mr. Byrd’s conduct as a broker and financial advisor.

We are skilled securities arbitration and investment fraud lawyers and have an insider’s view of the legal and regulatory issues that can affect a case, and we understand how brokerage firms evaluate these matters. We can review your case and present you with a strategic plan to help you recover your investment losses as expeditiously as possible.

We serve clients throughout the country. Contact us today for a free consultation and find out more about how we can assist you.

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