What You Can Do to Recover Money Losses from Citigroup Global Markets
Citigroup Global Markets Fined $5.5 Million by FINRA
In December 2017, FINRA (the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority) fined Citigroup Global Markets $5.5 million, regarding allegations that Citigroup displayed inaccurate research ratings. In a regulatory action, FINRA alleged that Citigroup put research ratings regarding 1,800 securities on numerous places, including customer statements, emails, and on an internal platform used by brokers.
FINRA alleged that these 1,800 ratings (38% of total securities covered by the firm) were incorrect. There were several ways in which Citigroup displayed these incorrect ratings, including a) having the wrong research rating for a security (i.e., having a “sell” rating when the actual rating was “neutral” or “buy”); b) displaying a rating when Citigroup did not actually have a rating for the security; or c) no rating displayed when Citigroup actually did have a rating. This alleged conduct occurred between February 2011 and December 2015.
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Click to view: Citigroup Global FINRA AWC Dec 2017
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