Violation Tracker Individual Record

Company: 
HSBC Securities (USA)
Current Parent Company: 
HSBC
Penalty: 
$1,500,000
Year: 
2010
Date: 
April 22, 2010
Offense Group: 
financial offenses
Primary Offense: 
investor protection violation
Violation Description: 

The Financial Industry Regulatory Authority settled charges with two firms relating to the sale of auction rate securities (ARS) that became illiquid when auctions froze in February 2008.

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

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

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Parent company note: 
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