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Capitol Securities Management, Inc. (CSM) of Glen Allen, Virginia submitted a Letter of Acceptance, Waiver and Consent to the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) for several alleged supervisory failures and unsuitable purchases of Reverse Convertible Notes (RCN’s). CSM has been a FINRA member since 1985 and has over 60 branch offices including its main headquarters in Glen Allen, Virginia.

FINRA found, between January 2008 and August 2011, a registered representative for CSM recommended and executed 24 unsuitable purchases of customizable RCN’s totally approximately $4 million. FINRA alleged that the eight clients affected were not suitable candidates for these RCN purchases due to their risk tolerance, age, and financial experience. By executing these transactions, CSM, through a registered representative, failed to maintain and enforce proper supervisory procedures.

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The Department of Market Regulation of the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) received a Letter of Acceptance, Waiver and Consent (AWC) from LPL Financial LLC (LPL Financial) for allegedly purchasing from and selling municipal securities to customers at prices that were not fair or reasonable.

The Department of Market Regulation conducted two reviews of LPL Financial related to the firm’s compliance with municipal bond fair pricing requirements and corporate bond fair pricing requirements. During the municipal bond review between January and March 2009, FINRA found that for twelve transactions. LPL Financial purchased municipal securities for its own account from a customer and/or sold municipal securities for its own account to a customer at an aggregate price that included and commissions or service charges. FINRA alleged that such actions were not fair or reasonable and did not represent the best judgment of the broker as they didn’t express the fair market value of the securities.

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Morgan Stanley & Co. and Morgan Stanley Smith Barney LLC of New York submitted a Letter of Acceptance, Waiver and Consent to the Department of Enforcement of the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) for allegedly failing to supervise and implement adequate written procedures to comply with Municipal Securities Rulemaking Board (MSRB) rules relating to short positions in tax-exempt municipal bonds.

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National Securities Corporation (NSC) located in Seattle, Washington submitted a Letter of Acceptance, Waiver and Consent to the Department of Enforcement of the Financial industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) for allegedly failing to disclose to investors compensation they were receiving. NSC has been a registered FINRA member since 1947 and provides retail brokerage, investment banking and investment advisory services.

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