FINRA Slaps 3 BDs for Consolidated Reporting Failures
Inadequate reporting controls raise risk that "unscrupulous representatives will provide inaccurate and misleading reports to their clients to conceal fraud and theft,” says FINRA's Bennett.
FINRA Fines Pershing $3M for Cash Reserve Shortfall
Pershing's failure to hold enough cash and securities in reserve broke the SEC's Customer Protection Rule, FINRA said.
FINRA Bars Ex-Broker for Stealing From Elderly Customer
Ex-Wells Fargo broker Jeffrey McClure was permanently barred from the industry for using nearly $89,000 in an elderly client's blank checks for his own expenses.
Fines R Us: FINRA Hits 10 Banks for $43M Over Toys R Us IPO
The firms, including Citigroup, Credit Suisse and Goldman, offered favorable research to win investment banking business.
Citigroup to Pay $15M FINRA Fine Over Research Leaks
Analysts' violations included illicitly helping issuers prep for road shows and hosting "idea dinners" discussing stock picks with certain clients.
Merrill to Pay FINRA $6 Million Over Reg SHO Violations
FINRA said Monday that it had fined Merrill's clearing and BD arms for not ensuring that fail-to-deliver positions in short sales were properly closed out.
FINRA Wallops Merrill: $8M Fine, $24M in Restitution for Overbilling Charities, Small Businesses
Merrill sold the retirement plans more costly mutual fund share classes and failed to waive sales fees, FINRA said.
FINRA Fines Morgan Stanley $5M Over IPO Share Sales
FINRA said Morgan Stanley had “supervisory failures” in initial public offerings for Facebook, Yelp and 81 others.
LPL Financial Fined $950,000 by FINRA Over Alt Sales
LPL's sale of alternative investments, including nontraded REITs, violated concentration limit guidelines, FINRA said.
FINRA Fines Triad, Securities America $1.2M
Supervisory failures at the two Ladenburg Thalmann-owned IBDs led to customer reports that had false information and concealed misconduct, FINRA says.