Did SeedChange Execution Services Inc. Cause You Investment Losses?
SeedChange Execution Services Inc. of San Francisco, California was censured and fined $15,000 for allegedly failing to establish, maintain and enforce their supervisory system and written supervisory procedures as to whether their registered representatives proposed outside business activities or constituted outside securities activities. Due to the misconduct, the firm was in violation of FINRA Rules 3110, 3270, and 2010.
Since 2013, SeedChange has been a FINRA member firm and employs approximately 20 registered representatives. According to the FINRA findings, from November 2017 to March 2018, SeedChange had allegedly failed to properly evaluate a registered representatives disclosed outside business activity. The findings stated that the representative raised approximately $525,000 for the investment fund and received a management fee for his work. FINRA stated that although SeedChange was aware of the representatives activities, they did not have any written supervisory procedures to evaluate any factors to determine certain restrictions, prohibit outside business activities or whether it should have been treated as an outside business activity.
FINRA Rule 3110(a) requires firms to establish and maintain a system to supervise the activities of registered persons. FINRA Rule 3110(b) requires firms to establish, maintain, and enforce written procedures to supervise the types of businesses it engages in and the activities of its registered persons. Both the supervisory system and the written procedures must be reasonably designed to achieve compliance with applicable rules. FINRA Rule 3270 prohibits registered persons from engaging in any outside business activities unless they provide prior written notice to the member firm.
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