SEC Hits Edward Jones With $20M Fine Over Muni Bond Overcharges
Firm settles on SEC fraud charges that it overcharged customers on new municipal bond sales.
Enforcement: FINRA Fines Fidelity for Overcharging Customers
Meanwhile, the New York Attorney General fined a children's fund board after a trustee misused money to buy himself a home in the Hamptons.
FINRA, BATS Fine Citigroup Over Short Selling Violations
Citigroup Global Markets must pay $1.1 million for participating in five public offerings after shorting the shares, FINRA said.
Galvin Busts Broker Formerly at ‘Wolf of Wall Street’ Firm
The broker and another agent are charged with churning the account of an 81-year-old business owner.
Leveraged ETFs: What Brokers Don’t Know Could Cost Them
FINRA has ordered Stifel Nicolaus and Century Securities to pay more than $1 million combined for improper sales of leveraged and inverse ETFs.
SEC, FINRA Enforcement: Swiss-Based Firm Bilks U.S. Investors of $11M
Meanwhile, FINRA fined Deutsche Bank Securities for deficiencies in its lending program while Argentus Securities was censured and fined on AML failures.
SEC, FINRA Enforcement Roundup: Insider Trading Ring Busted; Raymond James Hit
Among recent actions taken by the SEC and FINRA were the breakup of an insider trading ring; Raymond James getting fined and censured; and proceedings over securities law violations by the Big Four accounting firms' China affiliates.
FINRA Sanctions Citigroup, Wells Fargo, Morgan Stanley and UBS for ETF Violations
The Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) announced Tuesday that it has sanctioned Citigroup Global Markets, Inc; Morgan Stanley & Co.; UBS Financial Services; and Wells Fargo Advisors, a total of more than $9.1 million for selling leveraged and inverse exchange-traded funds (ETFs) without reasonable supervision and for not having a...
FINRA Smacks 18 Firms, Workers Tied to Private Placements
FINRA said Tuesday that it sanctioned eight firms and 10 individuals and ordered restitution of more than $3.2 million for sales of private placements, including some issued by Provident Royalties and Medical Capital Holdings.