January 8, 2015
The Investment News published a summary of the largest penalties handed out in 2015 by the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA), which included:
- Puerto Rican Bonds-A fine of $7.5 million and restitution order of $11 million to UBS Financial Services in connection with the sale of Puerto Rican closed-end funds. Santander Securities was ordered to pay over $4 million in restitution and a fine of $2 million for their sale of similar funds.
- Mutual Fund Overcharges– Wells Fargo Advisors was ordered to pay $15 million in restitution for overcharges on the sale of mutual funds. Edward Jones paid $13.5 million in a similar action.
- LPL Financial Supervisory Failures– FINRA fined LPL a couple of times, once in May , a $10 million fine for supervisory failures related to nontraditional exchange traded funds, and $1.7 in million in restitution to customers.
- Rogue Oppenheimer Broker Mark Hotton– FINRA fined Oppenheimer $2.5 million and ordered restitution of over $1 million for failure to properly supervise broker Mark Hotton who was barred from the industry in 2013.
- Brookville Capital– was fined $500K and ordered to pay a $1 million fine for sales violations related to private placements.
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