FINRA Fines J.P. Morgan Securities LLC $2.8 Million for Customer Protection Rule Violations and Supervisory Failures (FINRA Press Release) http://www.finra.org/newsroom/2017/finra-fines-jp-morgan-securities-llc-28-million-customer-protection-rule-violations The Financial Industry Regulatory Authority fined J.P. Morgan Securities $2.8 million for violating the SEC Customer Protection Rule and for related supervisory failures. READ the FULL TEXT AWC Settlement Agreement. As set forth in part in the FINRA Press Release:
FINRA found that from March 2008 to June 2016, J.P. Morgan Clearing Corp. did not have reasonable processes in place to ensure that its possession or control systems were operating properly. Shares that should have been segregated were available for the firm's use, due to systemic coding and design flaws, recurring and unresolved deficits and unreasonable supervision. By failing to move and maintain securities in good control locations, the firm created deficits in foreign and domestic securities valued at hundreds of millions of dollars. For example, J.P. Morgan failed to move Italian securities to a good control location for nearly two years, and on one sample day, created a deficit in 81 Italian securities worth approximately $146 million.