Financial Adviser Eric J. Garcia Has Disclosed Two Customer Complaints

Eric J. Garcia is a dually registered Broker and Investment Adviser at Infinex Investments, Inc. in Coral Gables, FL.

Broker’s Background

He entered the securities industry in 2011 and previously worked for Essex National Securities, LLC; and Morgan Stanley Smith Barney, LLC.

Current And Past Allegations Of Conduct Leading To Investment Loss

According to publicly available records released by the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA), in April 2023, a customer complaint was filed against Eric J. Garcia. The allegation states, “Misrepresentations and omissions. Breach of Fiduciary Duty. Selling an over-concentrated unsuitable investment.” The customer dispute is pending.

In addition, Eric J. Garcia has been the subject of another customer complaint and two debt disclosures, including the following:

  • October 2022 — “Claimants indicate advisor should not have recommended an offshore annuity to invest the majority of their net worth when they sought safety and preservation of capital.” The customer dispute is pending, and damages of $100,000 are requested.
  • November 2014 — A financial disclosure is recorded as dismissed.
  • October 2014 — A financial disclosure is recorded as dismissed.

For a copy of Eric J. Garcia’s FINRA BrokerCheck, click here.

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