LPL Financial fined $3M by FINRA over supervision lapses

LPL Financial

LPL Financial was fined $3 million as part of a settlement with the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) over alleged supervision failures related to transmittal of customer funds and forged signatures by employees.

LPL, believed to be the largest independent broker-dealer in the United States, also agreed to pay $100,000 in restitution and was censured as part of FINRA’s order published Tuesday.

LPL was faulted for multiple alleged supervisory system failures that resulted in violations of FINRA rules and the Securities Exchange Act.

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