Ryan Tarjanyi (CRD #: 6065805), an investment adviser registered with Trustmont Advisory Group, is the subject of a Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) investigation, according to his BrokerCheck record, accessed on October 16, 2020. As a result, FINRA made a preliminary determination to recommend disciplinary action against Mr. Tarjanyi. This is the latest in a series of disclosures that include multiple allegations of forgery.

On September 24, 2020, FINRA made a preliminary determination to recommend that disciplinary action be brought against Ryan Tarjanyi following allegations that he falsified documents and forged client signatures. FINRA further alleges that Mr. Tarjanyi’s forgeries facilitated unauthorized withdrawals from customer funds.

On September 3, 2020, an insurance provider called Bankers Life and Casualty alleged that one of Mr. Tarjanyi’s clients complained that they had not intended to sign up for a limited convalescent care policy. The company looked into the matter and reported that the signature endorsing one of the checks used to fund the policy was a possible forgery. The client sought $2,890; the dispute settled for $3,056.

This is not Mr. Tarjanyi’s only disclosure involving insurance products.

On February 19, 2019, a client alleged that their annuities were unsuitable as each had a 10-year surrender schedule and that the long-term policy did not offer benefits that made up for its costs. The client alleged that Ryan Tarjanyi misrepresented the advantages of the annuities and that over two-thirds of their liquid net worth were invested in five annuities. The client sought $153,775.75; the dispute settled for $141,275.75.

On October 16, 2018, a client alleged that approximately $3,000 had been stolen from one of her accounts at Bankers Life and Casualty in order to fund an insurance policy. She alleged that she did not authorize the partial withdrawal to fund this policy, nor did she authorize an ACH debit from her bank account to fund the policy. She further alleged that her signature was forged on policy documents. The client sought $150,000; the dispute settled for $32,500.

On March 30, 2018, Ryan Tarjanyi was fired from his position at Bankers Life and Casualty following employer allegations that he had not been truthful during an investigation.

On January 9, 2018, a client alleged that Mr. Tarjanyi forged a signature on an index annuity surrender document dated June 14, 2017. The client alleged that she had last met with Ryan Tarjanyi 1 to 2 years before. The client sought $35,000; the dispute settled for $120,000.

Ryan Tarjanyi has passed the Securities Industry Essentials Examination, the Series 7 General Securities Representative Examination, the Series 6 Investment Company Products/ Variable Contracts Representative Examination. He is a registered broker and investment adviser in Ohio.

In addition to Trustmont Advisory Group, Inc. (CRD #: 106015), Ryan Tarjanyi is a broker registered with Trustmont Financial Group, Inc. (CRD #: 18312. During his 8 years of experience. Mr. Tarjanyi has also been registered at the following firms:

  • Bankers Life Securities, Inc. (CRD #: 173962)
  • ProEquities, Inc. (CRD #: 15708)

If Ryan Tarjanyi was your broker and you have questions about your investments, don’t hesitate to contact the securities attorneys of Fitapelli Kurta. Call (877) 238-4175 or email info@fkesq.com for your free case consultation with a securities attorney.

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