Did Stifel, Nicolaus & Company, Inc. Cause You Investment Losses?
Stifel, Nicolaus & Company, Inc. (Stifel) of St. Louis Missouri submitted a Letter of Acceptance, Waiver and Consent to the Financial Regulatory Authority in which they were censured and fined $40,000. The sanctions were based on findings that they allegedly lacked a supervisory system in violation of Municipal Securities Rulemaking Board (MSRB) Rule G-27.
In January 1936, Stifel became a FINRA member firm and registered with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). Stifel currently has 4,950 registered representatives and 430 branch offices throughout Missouri and offers many aspects of the brokerage business. According to the FINRA findings, Stifel prohibited pre-arranged transactions but did not have a supervisory system or written supervisory procedures (WSP’s) in place to detect or prevent them. The findings stated that Stifel did not have exception reports, trade alerts, or any other supervisory mechanisms and solely relied on its supervisors to identify the transactions on their own. In addition, FINRA’s findings stated that a representative effected 56 pairs of pre-arranged transactions in several customers’ accounts which were not flagged for review.
MSRB Rule G-27 (Rule G-27), entitled “Supervision,” sets forth the requirements of a municipal securities dealer to supervise its conduct regarding municipal securities activities to ensure compliance with applicable securities laws, regulations, and applicable MSRB Rules. Rule G-27(a) requires municipal securities dealers to supervise the conduct of the municipal securities activities of both the dealer and its associated persons. Rule G-27(b) requires municipal dealers to establish and maintain a supervisory system to supervise the municipal securities activities of all registered persons and associated persons. Rule G-27(c) requires municipal dealers to adopt, maintain, and enforce WSPs that are reasonably designed to ensure that the conduct of the municipal securities activities of the firm and its associated persons comply with applicable securities laws, regulations, and MSRB Rules.
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