Advisor Keith Kelt (Kelt), currently employed by Kovack Securities Inc. (Kovack Securities) has been subject to at least two customer complaints during the course of his career. According to a BrokerCheck report some of the customer complaints concern alternative investments such as direct participation products (DPPs) like non-traded real estate investment trusts (REITs), oil & gas programs, annuities, and equipment leasing programs. The attorneys at Gana Weinstein LLP have extensive experience handling investor losses caused by these types of products.
Kelt operates under the d/b/a name TKG Financial, LLC in Santa Barbara, California. In addition, Kelt has several other disclosed outside business activities including The Kelt Inc. and Kelt Osborne & Co.
In October 2018 a customer complained that Kelt violated the securities laws by alleging that the financial advisor from 2008 until 2016 made unsuitable investments and failed to supervise related to the sale of securities in their accounts. The claim is currently pending.
In September 2017 a customer complained that Kelt violated the securities laws by alleging that the financial advisor made unsuitable investments and was unhappy with her purchase of Hospitality Investors Trust REIT causing $30,000 in damages. The claim settled for $17,040.