Feltl and Company fined $50,000 by FINRA

Finra fines Feltl and Company.

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In January, 2016, the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (“FINRA”) announced that Feltl and Company of Minneapolis, MN submitted an acceptance, waiver and consent letter regarding its failure to supervise its registered representatives in their trading of companies on the firm’s “watch list.” In agreeing to the AWC, the firm was fined $50,000.

FINRA’s allegations against Feltl and Company concerned the trading in a company that approached Feltl for assistance with a corporate merger.  While Feltl placed the company on a watch list, FINRA contended that the firm did not properly supervise several registered representatives who traded shares of the company while corporate merger talks were underway.    FINRA found that the firm failed to properly investigate the trading to ensure compliance with the securities laws.

Registration and disciplinary history

In order to lawfully sell investments to the public, a firm must either be registered or exempt from registration.  Feltl and Company is an Minnesota corporation formed in 1975 and registered with FINRA, the SEC and in 51 states and territories.

According to FINRA’s CRD disclosure report, Feltl and Company has been the subject of one customer complaint and ten regulatory investigations.

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