FINRA fines Nikoh Securities
In November, 2016, the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (“FINRA”) announced that Nikoh Securities Corporation of Northbrook, IL submitted an acceptance, waiver and consent letter regarding its failure to supervise its registered representatives who participated in private securities transactions. The firm was fined $5,000 by FINRA.
FINRA’s allegations against Nikoh Securities concerned the firm’s failure to establish, implement and maintain an adequate supervisory system to oversee the outside business activities of its registered representatives. The AWC stated that the firm also failed to conduct an adequate level of due diligence into a hedge fund to which Nikoh referred its clients.
Registration and disciplinary history
In order to lawfully sell investments to the public, a firm must either be registered or exempt from registration. Nikoh Securities is an Illinois corporation formed in 1995 and registered with FINRA, the SEC and in three states and territories.
According to FINRA’s CRD disclosure report, Nikoh Securities has been the subject of one regulatory investigation.
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