Celebrity Broker Bambi Holzer Barred by FINRA
Bambi Holzer, an author and former registered broker to numerous celebrities has been barred by Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (“FINRA”). Holzer frequently made television appearances. Despite her celebrity clients, by September 2013, Holzer was suspended by FINRA for her failure to comply with a $2 million arbitration award. At the time of her suspension, Holzer’s BrokerCheck report contained more than 64 customer initiated investment related legal actions alleging fraud in connection with the sale of securities.
Holzer worked at more than 10 different broker-dealers, including UBS PaineWebber, Brookstreet Securities, A.G. Edwards, Bear Stearns and Newport Coast Securities. Holzer managed an office image in Beverly Hills on the corner of Rodeo Drive. Her clients included Julia Louis-Dreyfus and other celebrities. Dreyfus and other clients sued Holzer and one of her former employers over an annuity investment of more than $4.4 million that Holzer represented provided guaranteed returns. Holzer and UBS PaineWebber, paid more than $11.4 million to settle the claims.
In October 2013, Holzer was sued by FINRA for allegedly lying to another broker/dealer, Wedbush Morgan Securities Inc., about her clients’ net worth while participating in one of their securities offerings. According to FINRA, Holtzer is falsified the financial information of at least eight of her own customers.
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