Violation Tracker Individual Record

Company: 
Wells Fargo Investments, LLC
Current Parent Company: 
Wells Fargo
Penalty: 
$2,000,000
Year: 
2011
Date: 
December 15, 2011
Offense Group: 
financial offenses
Primary Offense: 
investor protection violation
Secondary Offense: 
financial institution supervision failures
Violation Description: 

The Financial Industry Regulatory Authority fined Wells Fargo Investments, LLC, $2 million for unsuitable sales of reverse convertible securities through one broker to 21 customers, and for failing to provide sales charge discounts on Unit Investment Trust (UIT) transactions to eligible customers.

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: 
California
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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