According to FINRA’s website, Centaurus Financial recently entered in to a Letter of Acceptance, Waiver, and Consent (AWC) with FINRA.
Among other things, the AWC alleges that from May 1, 2009 to April 30, 2014, Centaurus failed to apply sales charge discounts to certain customers’ eligible purchases of unit investment trusts (“UITs”) in violation of FINRA Rule 2010. In addition, Centaurus allegedly failed to establish, maintain and enforce a supervisory system and written supervisory procedures reasonably designed to ensure that customers received sales charge discounts on all eligible UIT purchases in violation of NASD Conduct Rule 3010 and FINRA Rule 2010.
On March 31, 2004, FINRA issued Notice to Members 04-26, Unit Investment Trust Sales, which reminded broker-dealers that they should develop and implement procedures to ensure customers receive available sales charge discounts for UITs.
Centaurus agreed to a fine of $100,000 as a result of FINRA’s alleged findings.
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