Barry Financial Group is a financial advisory firm located in Boca Raton, Florida. It also has offices in Palm Beach and Stuart, Florida. The Barry Financial Group used to clear its trades through Asset Management Securities Corp, but it appears that it now clears through Securities America, Inc.
If you have lived in the South Florida area for long, you may have seen James Barry or his son (James Barry, Jr.) on their weekly television show “Talk About Money.” Barry Financial also hosts regular group seminars intended to attract new clients.
For clients that “qualify,” Barry Financial also has what it calls the “Inner Circle Club.” According to Barry Financial’s website, the Inner Circle Club offers Barry Financial clients (1) monthly newsletters that focus on investment strategies, (2) periodic seminars focusing on market trends, estate planning, business succession, creative uses of life insurance and tax planning, and (3) individually tailored case studies, which include a net worth analysis, cash flow schedules, investment considerations, estate and income tax projections, an analysis of your current estate plan and tax saving proposals.
Notwithstanding the image that Barry Financial attempts to portray through its television show, website, seminars, and monthly news letters, Barry Financial, and James Barry, Jr. specifically, do not have a perfectly clean record in the industry. According to James A. Barry, Jr.’s FINRA Broker Reports, James Barry, Jr. has been named in three regulatory complaints and at least eight customer complaints. These customer complaints generally alleged negligence, breach of fiduciary duty, and unsuitability and appear to have dealt predominantly with customer’s investments in mutual funds, insurance products and private placements.
If you have questions about investments you have made with Barry Financial Group, or if you believe that you have been the victim of a securities fraud, The White Law Group may be able to help. To speak to a securities attorney, please call our Chicago office at 312-238-9650.
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