Publicly available records provided by the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) and accessed on February 9, 2018 indicate that Oklahoma-based Merrill Lynch broker/adviser Charles Buland has received resolved or pending customer disputes. Fitapelli Kurta is interested in hearing from investors who have complaints regarding Mr. Buland (CRD# 34918).
Charles Buland has spent 44 years in the securities industry and has been registered with Merrill Lynch in Tulsa, Oklahoma since 1978. His previous registrations include Merrill Lynch (1973-1978). He has passed five securities industry examinations: Series 65 (Uniform Investment Adviser Law Examination), which he obtained on November 19, 1997; Series 63 (Uniform Securities Agent State Law Examination), which he obtained on May 26, 1981; Series 5 (Interest Rate Options Examination), which he obtained on April 2, 1982; PC (AMEX Put and Call Exam), which he obtained on September 8, 1977; and Series 1 (Registered Representative Examination), which he obtained on August 29, 1973. He is a registered broker and investment adviser with 16 US states and territories: Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, the District of Columbia, Florida, Kansas, Louisiana, Michigan, Missouri, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Texas, Utah, Virginia, and Wisconsin. His self-regulatory organization (SRO) registrations include: BOX Options Exchange, Bats BZX Exchange, C2 Options Exchange, the Chicago Board Options Exchange, the Chicago Stock Exchange, FINRA, the Miami International Securities Exchange, Nasdaq BX, Nasdaq GEMX, Nasdaq PHLX, the Nasdaq Stock Market, and the New York Stock Exchange.
According to his BrokerCheck report, he has received one customer complaint and one pending customer complaint.
In October 2017 a customer alleged Charles Buland, while employed at Merrill Lynch, misrepresented material facts related to variable annuity investments from June 2008 through August 2017. The customer is seeking unspecified damages in the pending complaint.
In 2005 a customer alleged Charles Buland, while employed at Merrill Lynch, made unsuitable investment recommendations involving mutual fund products. The complaint settled in 2006 for $2,872.
If you or someone you know has a complaint regarding Charles Buland, call Fitapelli Kurta at 877-238-4175 for a free consultation. You may be eligible to recoup lost funds. Fitapelli Kurta accepts every case on contingency: we only get paid if and when you collect money. Time to file your claim may be limited, so we recommend you avoid delay. Call 877-238-4175 now to speak to an attorney for free.