Public records published by the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) and accessed on November 13, 2018 indicate that former New Jersey-based Principal Securities broker/adviser Christopher Hildebrant, who has received resolved or pending customer disputes, was recently discharged from his former employer in connection to alleged rule violations and is currently not affiliated with any broker-dealer firm. Fitapelli Kurta is interested in hearing from investors who have complaints regarding Mr. Hildebrant (CRD# 1318476).
Christopher Hildebrant has spent 20 years in the securities industry and was most recently registered with Principal Securities in Cape May Court House, New Jersey (2003-2018). Previous registrations include NIA Securities in New York, New York (2001-2003) and Morgan Stanley in Purchase, New York (1998-2001). He has passed five securities industry examinations: Series 65 (Uniform Investment Adviser Law Examination), which he obtained on March 30, 1998; Series 63 (Uniform Securities Agent State Law Examination), which he obtained on March 30, 1998; SIE (Securities Industry Essentials Examination), which he obtained on October 1, 2018; Series 31 (Futures Managed Funds Examination), which he obtained on April 3, 1998; and Series 7 (General Securities Representative Examination), which he obtained on March 24, 1998. He is currently not registered with any state or firm.
According to his BrokerCheck report, he has received one customer complaint and one pending customer complaint, and he was recently discharged from his former employer in connection to alleged policy violations.
In October 2018 he was terminated from his position at Principal Securities following allegations he misappropriated funds from a trust and executed “one or more unauthorized transactions.”
In September 2018 a customer’s trustee alleged Christopher Hildebrant, while employed at Principal Securities, misappropriated funds from his mother’s trust and executed an unauthorized transaction or unauthorized transactions. The customer is seeking unspecified damages in the pending complaint.
In 2017 a customer alleged Christopher Hildebrant, while employed at Principal Securities, misrepresented material facts by assuring him “the same investments” would be available if he transferred assets from a 401k account to an IRA brokerage account. The complaint settled in April 2018 for more than $7,400.
If you or someone you know has lost money investing with Christopher Hildebrant, 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.