Violation Tracker Individual Record

Company: 
VALIC Financial Advisors, Inc.
Current Parent Company: 
American International Group
Penalty: 
$1,750,000
Year: 
2016
Date: 
November 28, 2016
Offense Group: 
financial offenses
Primary Offense: 
investor protection violation
Secondary Offense: 
financial institution supervision failures
Violation Description: 

The Financial Industry Regulatory Authority fined Houston-based VALIC Financial Advisors, Inc., a total of $1.75 million for failing to identify and reasonably address certain conflicts of interest in the firm's compensation policy for instances when customers elected to move assets out of their VALIC variable annuities (VA), many of which were held in retirement plan accounts. The firm also failed to adequately supervise its VA business, including the sale of VAs with multiple share classes.

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: 
insurance
Notes: 

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

Source Notes: 
If an online information source is not working, check the Violation Tracker Data Sources page for an updated link.
Parent company note: 
Parent-subsidiary relationship is current as of the most recent revision listed in the Update Log.