FINRA Sanctions Oppenheimer & Co. $3.4 Million For Assorted Misdeeds

Posted on November 26th, 2016 at 10:00 AM
FINRA Sanctions Oppenheimer & Co. $3.4 Million For Assorted Misdeeds

From the Desk of Jim Eccleston at Eccleston Law LLC:

FINRA has fined Oppenheimer & Co. Inc. $1.575 million and ordered the firm to pay $1.85 million to customers for violating several FINRA rules. In consenting to the settlement agreement, Oppenheimer neither has admitted nor denied the charges.

The wrongdoing stems from Oppenheimer’s failure to timely report more than 350 required filings, including regulatory findings, disciplinary actions against its employees, and settlements of securities-related arbitration and litigation claims.

In addition, FINRA found that between 2010 and 2013, Oppenheimer failed to produce relevant documents during discovery to seven arbitration claimants.  As a result, FINRA has ordered Oppenheimer to provide the relevant documents to those claimants and fined the firm $700,000.

FINRA also found that Oppenheimer failed to reasonably supervise the sales charge waivers in eligible mutual fund sales. As a result, Oppenheimer has paid eligible customers $1.14 million in remediation. 

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