The Massachusetts securities division has reportedly filed an administrative complaint against Fidelity Brokerage Services alleging the firm allowed unregistered individuals to act as investment advisors.
According to FA-Mag.com, the securities division complaint alleges that Fidelity allowed more than a dozen unregistered individuals to use trading authorization on customer accounts. “One such individual was paid $732,000 over 10 years.”
Furthermore the complaint alleges that this went on for at least a decade and affected more than 300 accounts.
FA-Mag reports, “Fidelity’s own procedures require the termination of a trading authorization if an individual “appears to be conducting advisory business … but is not registered with the SEC or at least one state,” the complaint says, citing Fidelity’s policy.
It is unclear if Fidelity violated any securities law.
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