FINRA Fines Edward Jones $725,000 For Failure to Supervise

Posted on July 19th, 2017 at 4:54 PM
FINRA Fines Edward Jones $725,000 For Failure to Supervise

From the Desk of Jim Eccleston at Eccleston Law LLC:

FINRA has announced that it has fined Edward Jones $725,000 because it failed to have systems and supervisory related to the issuance of consolidated client brokerage reports from 2010 to 2014.  

According to FINRA, 16,000 advisors created and shared approximately 52 million client reports from over the four-year period. However, even though the reports did contain disclosures stating that they were “not account statements and should not be relied upon as account statements,” and that the reports were “created as a courtesy and… may include information about assets that are not held at or may not have been verified by Edward Jones,” FINRA still imposed a fine. Moreover, FINRA asserted that the disclosures were not sufficient, stating that Edward Jones failed to establish, maintain and enforce an effective supervisory system for the 52 million client reports created and shared by its advisors.

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