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Violation Tracker Individual Record

Company: Knight Securities, L.P.
Current Parent CompanyVirtu Financial
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Penalty: $12,500,000
Year: 2004
Date: December 16, 2004
Offense Group: financial offenses
Primary Offense: investor protection violation
Secondary Offense: financial institution supervision failures
Violation Description: NASD found that Knight's former leading institutional sales trader priced trades in a manner contrary to customers' expectations and industry custom, using deceptive trading practices to disguise his pricing and the amount of Knight's profits. The NASD fine was part of a larger settlement involving the SEC; see (click here)
Level of Government: federal
Action Type: agency action
Agency: Financial Industry Regulatory Authority
Civil or Criminal Case: civil
HQ Country of Current Parent: USA
HQ State of Current Parent: New York
Ownership Structure of Current Parent: publicly traded
Major Industry of Current Parent: financial services
Specific Industry of Current Parent: financial services
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Notes: FINRA is a securities industry self-regulatory body authorized by the federal government. This case was handled by its predecessor, the National Association of Securities Dealers (NASD).
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