NYSE Regulation fined 14 of its member firms a total of $10.4 million in fines for failing to deliver trade confirmations to their clients and other violations.
Citigroup Global Markets received the heaviest fine of $2.25 million for failing to deliver trade confirmation documents in more than a million consumer transactions. Lehman Brothers and DeutscheBank were each fined $1.25 million.
Other firms sanctioned included UBS Securities; Bear Stearns & Co.; Credit Suisse Securities (USA) LLC ; Banc of America Securities LLC; Goldman Sachs & Co.; JP Morgan Securities; Wachovia Capital Markets LLC; and Keefe, Bruyette & Woods Inc. Fines levied against these firms ranged from $375,000 to $800,000.
According to the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) enforcement wing, the violations occurred between July 1, 2003 and Oct 31, 2004. These include failures to ensure delivery of prospectuses to customers who purchased securities and mutual funds, failure to deliver product descriptions to customers purchasing exchange traded funds and failure to establish and maintain appropriate supervisory procedures regarding such activities.
Each of the member firms also agreed to certify that its current policies and procedures are reasonably designed to ensure compliance with current federal securities laws and regulations regarding such requirements. This action was one of the final acts by the regulatory staff of the NYSE prior joining the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) which has taken over all former NASD and NYSE regulatory responsibilities.
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