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William Blair & Company Fined $350,000 Over Failure to Disclose Conflict of Interest

August 17, 2015,

William Blair & Company entered into a Letter of Acceptance Waiver and Consent (AWC) with the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) to resolve allegations that from January 2010 through September 25, 2013, the firm violated several provisions of FINRA’s research analyst conflict of interest rule, NASD Rule 2711.

Rule 2711 fosters transparency in research reports by requiring broker dealers to clearly and prominently provide investors with important information regarding conflicts of interest.

AWC NO. 2013038534401

William Blair & Company was censured and fined $350,000.  

William Blair & Company  has been a FINRA member since 1944, is headquartered in Chicago, and has nearly 900 registered persons in 15 branch offices.  According to FINRA, it publishes about 6,000 research reports annually, covering over 600 companies.

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