According to BrokerCheck records financial advisor Barbara Ralston (Ralston), currently employed by Kovack Securities Inc. (Kovack Securities) has been subject to at least eight customer complaints and one bankruptcy discharge during her career. According to records kept by The Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA), the complaints against Ralston concern allegations of unsuitable investments.
In October 2018 a customer complained that Ralston recommended investments that violated the securities laws from 2008 through 2016 by making unsuitable investments and failed to supervise the sale of securities in their accounts. The complaint is currently pending.
In April 2010 Ralston declared bankruptcy.