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Janet Berardino: Investor Files Mutual Fund Complaint Against Wells Fargo Rep

Janet BerardinoPublicly available records published by the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) and accessed on December 28, 2018 indicate that California-based Wells Fargo Clearing Services broker/adviser Janet Berardino, also known as Janet Bowen, has received a pending customer dispute. Fitapelli Kurta is interested in speaking to investors who have complaints regarding Ms. Berardino (CRD# 2161672).

Janet Berardino has spent 27 years in the securities industry and has been registered with Wells Fargo Clearing Services in Napa, California since 2010. Previous registrations include Merrill Lynch in Napa, California (2010); Wells Fargo Advisors in Napa, California (2007-2010); Atlas Securities in Napa, California (1995-2007); and Atlas Securities in San Leandro, California (1991-1994). She has passed five securities industry examinations: Series 65 (Uniform Investment Adviser Law Examination), which she obtained on October 16, 2006; Series 63 (Uniform Securities Agent State Law Examination), which she obtained on July 25, 1991; SIE (Securities Industry Essentials Examination), which she obtained on October 1, 2018; Series 7 (General Securities Representative Examination), which she obtained on September 6, 2006; and Series 6 (Investment Company Products/Variable Contracts Representative Examination), which she obtained on July 31, 1991. She is a registered broker and investment adviser with five US states: California, Missouri, Nevada, Oregon, and Virginia. She is registered five self-regulatory organizations (SROs): FINRA, NYSE American LLC, Nasdaq PHLX LLC, the Nasdaq Stock Market, and the New York Stock Exchange.

According to her BrokerCheck report, she has received one pending customer complaint and one denied customer complaint.

In October 2018 a customer alleged Janet Berardino, while employed at Wells Fargo Advisors, told her a mutual fund investment would provide stability through market ups and downs, though it later lost money. The customer is seeking unspecified damages in the pending complaint.

In 2003 a customer alleged Janet Berardino, while employed at recommended an unsuitable variable annuity investment. The customer sought $19,929 in damages in the complaint, which was denied.

If you or someone you know has lost money investing with Janet Berardino, also known as Janet Bowen, call Fitapelli Kurta at 877-238-4175 for a free consultation. You may be eligible to recoup your losses. Fitapelli Kurta accepts all cases on a contingency basis: we only get paid if and when you collect money. Time to file your claim may be limited, so we encourage you to avoid delay. Call 877-238-4175 now to speak to an attorney for free.

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