Violation Tracker Individual Record

Company: 
Citigroup Global Markets
Current Parent Company: 
Citigroup
Penalty: 
$425,000
Year: 
2009
Date: 
September 22, 2009
Offense Group: 
financial offenses
Primary Offense: 
investor protection violation
Secondary Offense: 
financial institution supervision failures
Violation Description: 

The Financial Industry Regulatory Authority fined Citigroup Global Markets, UBS Securities and Deutsche Bank Securities a total of $425,000 - and ordered the firms to make payments to customers that could total $420,000 - in connection with the firms' failure to adequately supervise communications with their customers in the initial public offering (IPO) of Vonage, LLC in May 2006.

Level of Government: 
federal
Action Type: 
agency action
Agency: 
Financial Industry Regulatory Authority
Civil or Criminal Case: 
civil
HQ Country of Parent: 
USA
HQ State of Parent: 
New York
Ownership Structure of Parent: 
publicly traded
Major Industry of Parent: 
financial services
Specific Industry of Parent: 
banking & securities
Notes: 

FINRA is a securities industry self-regulatory body authorized by the federal government.

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