National Securities Corporation-Failure to Disclose Compensation of Private Placements
National Securities Corporation Failed to Disclose to Customers Exact Compensation in Connection to Sale of Private Placements Offered by Parent Company, National Holdings
National Securities Corporation (NSC) allegedly offered two private placements on behalf of its parent company, National Holdings without properly disclosing to customers the exact compensation, according to a recent FINRA Letter of Acceptance, Waiver and Consent (AWC). The offerings concluded in January and August, 2013, respectively.
NSC sales allegedly brought in $8,835,477 for the offering that ended in January 2013, and the efforts for the August 2013 offering raised $3,175,000, according to the AWC. In the end, NSC received compensation of $212,291 and 100,090 restricted shares of National Holdings for the January offering, and $158,750 for the August offering, the AWC notes. This compensation was reportedly not disclosed to investors.
National Securities Corporation Allegedly Violated FINRA Rules, Censured and Fined $20,000
NSC allegedly violated FINRA Rules which require that a member firm that engages in a private placement of its own securities or those of a control entity to comply with certain disclosures, filing requirements, and limitations on use of proceeds. Under said FINRA Rules the member firm must disclose in writing to investors the amount of selling compensation that will be paid to the firm, the AWC reports.
NSC allegedly failed to make these disclosures. As a result of the foregoing conduct, NSC was charged with violating the FINRA Rules and has been censured by FINRA and fined in the amount of $20,000.
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