February 15, 2015
Edward D. Jones & Co. has been a FINRA member since 1939. Their main office is in St. Louis, Missouri, and they have over 11,000 branch offices nationwide employing over 16,000 brokers. Edward Jones FINRA regulatory history , which can be accessed here, indicates that they have disclosed 61 regulatory events that have been finalized, 2 civil events and 158 arbitrations.
Most recently, in January 2015, Edward D. Jones & Co. entered into a Letter of Acceptance, Waiver and Consent (AWC) with the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) to resolve allegations that they failed to supervise the certification of customer signatures on certain documents that required firm employees to attest that the customers had signed the documents in their presence.
FINRA alleged that from 2002-July 2013, firm employees falsely certified customer signatures on certain documents.
Edward D. Jones & Co. was censured and fined $60,000.
FINRA Case # 2012032011102
Some of Edward D. Jones & Co.’s most recent regulatory matters:
- October 2014-Censured and fined $100,000 for inadequate anti-money laundering (AML) procedures.
- July 2014-Censured, fined and disgorgement of $21,100 for failure to failure to obtain fair and reasonable pricing in sales/purchase of municipal securities
- February 2014- $750,000 fine paid to New Hampshire securities regulators to resolve allegations that they violated telephone solicitation rules.
- January 2014- Censured and fined $200,000 to resolve FINRA allegations that they failed to train and educate brokers regarding exchange traded funds (ETFs) and allowed the sale of exchange traded funds without performing adequate due diligence.
See Edward D. Jones & Co. complete regulatory history on the FINRA brokercheck site.
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