Violation Tracker Individual Record

Company: 
Robert W. Baird & Co.
Penalty: 
$934,510
Year: 
2009
Date: 
February 18, 2009
Offense Group: 
financial offenses
Primary Offense: 
investor protection violation
Violation Description: 

The Financial Industry Regulatory Authority fined Robert W. Baird & Co. $500,000 for supervisory violations relating to its fee-based brokerage business. FINRA also ordered Baird to return $434,510 in fees, plus interest, to 154 customers. Those customers either paid fees in fee-based accounts without generating activity or paid fees higher than those indicated on the Baird fee schedule.

Level of Government: 
federal
Action Type: 
agency action
Agency: 
Financial Industry Regulatory Authority
Civil or Criminal Case: 
civil
Notes: 

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

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