Did Dalmore Group LLC Cause You Investment Losses?
Dalmore Group LLC of Woodmere, New York submitted Letter of Acceptance, Waiver and Consent to the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority in which they were censured and fined $40,000. The sanctions were based on findings that the firm failed to establish and maintain a supervisory system, including written supervisory procedures, and failed to submit required offering documents to FINRA in violation of FINRA Rules 3110, 5123, and 2010.
Since November 2005, Dalmore Group LLC (Dalmore) has been registered with FINRA and has approximately 40 registered representatives in their three branches. According to FINRA’s findings, from April 2017 through February 2019, Dalmore failed to conduct and document investigations regarding two private placements by relying almost exclusively on the issuers, before they allowed them to be recommended and sold. The findings state that as a result of the misconduct, the firm failed to uncover relevant information on the issuer of the private placements. In addition, FINRA findings state that Dalmore failed to file offering documents for 26 private placements within the allowed 15 calendar days and instead made its filings from 16 days to 335 days after the date of the first sale.
FINRA Rule 3110(a) requires that FINRA members “establish and maintain a system to supervise the activities of each associated person that is reasonably designed to achieve compliance with applicable securities laws and regulations, and with applicable FINRA rules.” FINRA Rule 3110(b) requires that each FINRA member “establish, maintain, and enforce written procedures to supervise the types of business in which it engages and the activities of its associated persons that are reasonably designed to achieve compliance with the applicable securities laws and regulations, and with applicable FINRA Rules.” A violation of FINRA Rule 3110 also constitutes a violation of FINRA Rule 2010, which requires member firms to “observe high standards of commercial honor and just and equitable principles of trade.” A broker-dealer has a duty to conduct a reasonable investigation concerning any private placement offering that it recommends and sells to its customers. FINRA Regulatory Notice 10-22 explains that the amount and nature of the investigation turns on various factors, including, but not limited to, “the nature of the recommendation, the role of the broker in the transaction, its knowledge and relationship to the issuer, and the size and stability of the issuer.” Regulatory Notice 10-22 further reminds firms that they must have supervisory procedures that are reasonably designed to ensure, among other things, that the firm’s personnel investigate each private placement the firm recommends and that they do so in a manner that is sufficiently rigorous to comply with all legal and regulatory requirements. FINRA Rule 5123 requires that a member that sells a security in a non-public offering in reliance on an available exemption from registration under the Securities Act of 1933 must: (i) submit to FINRA, or have submitted on its behalf, a copy of any private placement memorandum, term sheet or other offering document, used in connection with such sale within 15 calendar days of the date of first sale, or (ii) notify FINRA that no such offering documents were used. Rule 5123 was implemented to “enhance oversight and investor protection” and provide “more timely and complete information about the private placement activities of firms on behalf of other issuers.
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