The Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) has fined San Francisco, California based Thomas Weisel Partners, LLC based on findings that the firm failed to establish and maintain a supervisory system and procedures governing principal transactions. As a result, the firm effected transactions that had the potential to, and in fact did, pose a serious conflict of interest. FINRA concluded that the principal transactions were not subject to effective supervisory review. Thomas Weisel Partners was fined a total of $200,000.
Broker-dealers must establish and implement a reasonable supervisory system to protect customers from conflicts of interest and other forms of broker misconduct. If broker-dealers do not establish and implement a reasonable supervisory system, they may be liable to investors for damages flowing from illegal activity. Therefore, investors who have suffered damages can bring forth claims to recover losses against broker-dealers like Thomas Weisel Partners, which should have overseen its principal transaction activity. Have you suffered losses in your Thomas Weisel Partners, LLC account due to a conflict of interest? If so, call Robert Pearce at the Law Offices of Robert Wayne Pearce, P.A. for a free consultation.
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