Tag: FINRA fines

Morgan Stanley fined $10m for AML program
December 27, 2018 BY Valentina Kirilova

Morgan Stanley fined $10m for AML program

FINRA, a not-for-profit organization dedicated to investor protection and market integrity, has announced that it has fined Morgan Stanley Smith Barney LLC $10 million for anti-money laundering (AML) program and supervisory failures that spanned a period of more than five years. Susan Schroeder, FINRA Executive Vice President, Department of Enforcement, commented on the news: As…

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May 17, 2018 BY Valentina Kirilova

FINRA fines ICBCFS $5.3M for anti-money laundering compliance deficiencies

The Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) announced today that it has fined Industrial and Commercial Bank of China Financial Services LLC (ICBCFS) $5.3 million for systemic anti-money laundering (AML) compliance failures, including its failure to have a reasonable AML program in place to monitor and detect suspicious transactions, as well as other violations, including financial,…

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SFC fines
March 29, 2018 BY Valentina Kirilova

FINRA fines Aegis Capital Corp. $550,000

It's a tough day for Aegis Capital Corp. getting fined not once, but twice - this time by the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA). The amount was $550,000 and the reason was failing to have adequate supervisory and anti-money laundering (AML) programs tailored to detect "red flags" or suspicious activity connected to its sale of…

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SFC fines
December 29, 2017 BY Valentina Kirilova

Citigroup Global Markets Inc. fined $11.5 million for displaying inaccurate research ratings

The Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) announced it has fined Citigroup Global Markets Inc. (CGMI) $5.5 million and required the firm to pay at least $6 million in compensation to retail customers for displaying inaccurate research ratings for numerous equity securities during a nearly five-year period, and for related supervisory violations. An equity research rating…

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December 27, 2017 BY Valentina Kirilova

FINRA fines J.P. Morgan Securities LLC $2.8 million for supervisory failures

The Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) announced today that it has fined J.P. Morgan Securities $2.8 million for violating the Securities and Exchange Commission’s (SEC) Customer Protection Rule and for related supervisory failures. The SEC rule creates requirements to protect customers' funds and securities. To ensure that customers could recover their assets in the event…

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fca fine
December 19, 2017 BY Valentina Kirilova

FINRA fines Merrill Lynch $1.4 million for supervisory deficiencies

The Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) announced today that it has fined Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner & Smith Incorporated $1.4 million for failing to establish a reasonable supervisory system and procedures to identify and evaluate extended settlement transactions, and for related rule violations. Extended settlement transactions have a longer time between trade and settlement than…

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November 22, 2017 BY Valentina Kirilova

FINRA fines J.P. Morgan Securities LLC $1.25 million

The Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) today announced it has fined J.P. Morgan Securities, LLC $1.25 million for failing to conduct timely or adequate background checks on approximately 8,600, or 95 percent, of its non-registered associated persons from January 2009 through May 2017. Federal securities laws require broker-dealers to fingerprint certain associated persons working in…

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