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July 07, 2015 5:12 AM ET

Diversified Financial Services

Company Overview of Financial Industry Regulatory Authority, Inc.

Company Overview

Financial Industry Regulatory Authority, Inc. (FINRA) is a trade association that provides regulatory, consulting, and advisory services focusing on financial services and securities brokerage companies. The organization offers registration, dispute resolution, federal securities law enforcement, market surveillance and analysis, and regulatory policy formulation and implementation services. FINRA, formerly known as National Association of Securities Dealers, Inc., was founded in 1938 and is headquartered in Washington, District of Columbia.

1735 K Street

Washington, DC 20006

United States

Founded in 1938

Phone:

202-728-8000

Fax:

202-293-6260

Key Executives for Financial Industry Regulatory Authority, Inc.

Executive Chairman of Board of Governors and Chief Executive Officer
Age: 64
Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer
Senior Vice President and Regional Director of New York Region
President of Dispute Resolution, Executive Vice President, and Chief Hearing Officer
Executive Vice President and Director of Dispute Resolution
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2015.

Financial Industry Regulatory Authority, Inc. Key Developments

Global Strategic Investments LLC Enters into Agreement with FINRA to Settle Charges over Venezuelan Bonds

Global Strategic Investments LLC entered into an agreement with FINRA to settle charges that the company opened accounts for two foreign banks to liquidate Venezuelan bonds, without conducting the proper due diligence. Global Strategic sold over $650 million in Venezuelan bonds with the intention of facilitating currency exchanges beginning in November 2010. Global Strategic agreed to a $200,000 fine without admitting to or denying the charges.

Goldman Sachs to Repay USD 80 Million to National Australia Bank

Goldman Sachs has been asked by the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (Finra) to pay a sum of USD 80 million with interest to the National Australia Bank. According to the report NAB filed a USD 230 million arbitration claim in 2012, alleging that Goldman Sachs had violated the mortgage-linked security practices. In its claim, NAB had claimed for USD 230 million in total damages including USD 80 million as compensatory damages with interest of USD 60 million and punitive damages.

FINRA Fines Morgan Stanley $2 Million for Short Interest Reporting and Short Sale Rule Violations

The Financial Industry Regulatory Authority announced that it has fined Morgan Stanley & Co. LLC $2 million for short interest reporting and short sale rule violations that spanned a period of more than six years, and for failing to implement a supervisory system reasonably designed to detect and prevent such violations. In concluding this settlement, Morgan Stanley neither admitted nor denied the charges, but consented to the entry of FINRA's findings.

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