CP Capital Securities, Inc. (CP) of Miami, Florida submitted a Letter of Acceptance, Waiver and Consent (AWC) to the Department of Enforcement of the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) for allegedly failing to maintain proper supervisory procedures in connection with private placement offerings. FINRA noted that CP had participated in several minimum contingency private placement offerings without “adequate supervisory procedures.”
A private placement is generally an offering between only a select few investors in order to raise capital without registration. Private placement offerings must satisfy certain conditions to avoid registration with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). CP’s failure to supervise those offerings put the exemptions in jeopardy.