Galvin Legal, PLLC is launching an investigation on behalf of investors who may have suffered losses investing with Citigroup Global Markets. If you suffered losses investing with Citigroup Global Markets, then Galvin Legal, PLLC may be able to help you recover your losses in a Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (“FINRA“) arbitration claim.
Citigroup Global Markets (CRD# 7059) (SEC# 801-3387, 8-8177)
As of April 4, 2020, Citigroup Global Markets’s FINRA BrokerCheck Report contains the following:
539 Regulatory Event Disclosures
4 Civil Event Disclosures
639 Arbitration Disclosures
UPDATE 4/11/2020: According to FINRA’s March 2020 Disciplinary Actions: “Citigroup Global Markets Inc. (CRD #7059, New York, New York) January 14, 2020 – An AWC was issued in which the firm was censured, fined $225,000 and required to revise its supervisory system and WSPs. Without admitting or denying the findings, the firm consented to the sanctions and to the entry of findings that it effected a short sale for its own account without borrowing the security or entering into a bona fide arrangement to borrow the security, and without documenting its compliance with the locate requirement for short sale transactions. The findings stated that the firm’s failure to obtain locates for these short sales resulted from system issues that failed to recognize short sales when the firm was selling short to facilitate customer orders as principal. The system issues were later resolved. The findings also stated that the firm failed to establish, maintain and enforce written policies and procedures reasonably designed to prevent the execution or display of a short sale order in a covered security subject to a short sale circuit breaker at a price at or below the national best bid. The firm largely relied on compliance filters in its trading platforms to prevent the execution of a short sale order at a price less than or equal to the national best bid during a short sale circuit breaker. However, as the result of separate system issues, the firm executed non-exempt short sale orders subject to circuit breakers at prices at or below the national best bid when it was facilitating customer orders or trading with a firm affiliate. Each of the technology issues related to trades subject to internal executions. The findings also included that the firm failed to report short sale exempt transactions in the NMS stocks to a FINRA trade reporting facility with the appropriate short sale exempt modifier. Each of these instances involved the firm’s failure to include the short sale exempt modifier when it reported the non-media legs of riskless principal transactions to the trade reporting facility. The violations were attributable to the firm’s misunderstanding of the trade reporting requirements. Moreover, a programming error in one of the firm’s trading platforms resulted in the platform’s failure to recognize that the firm was selling short when it was acting as the contra party to a customer trade. As a result, the firm erroneously reported short sales to a FINRA trade reporting facility as long sales. FINRA found that the firm’s WSPs failed to provide guidance as to how the primary supervisor would conduct his or her review for locate compliance for securities that were not on an easy to borrow list. Moreover, the firm’s review process did not call for evidence that reviews were actually conducted. Rather, the WSPs only required documentation for reviews in which the supervisor identified an exception. FINRA also found that the firm’s supervisory system, including its WSPs, did not include supervisory reviews for the accurate reporting of short sales to FINRA trade reporting facilities, including whether transactions were short sales or short sale exempt. (FINRA Case #2015045325201)
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CITIGROUP FINANCIAL PRODUCTS INC., 100% SHAREHOLDER
ARNOLD, EDWARD RAYMOND (CRD#:1876464), CHIEF COMPLIANCE OFFICER – EQUITIES AND EQUITIES DERIVATIVES
CUMMINGS, JOHN W (CRD#:2729018), DIRECTOR
DUNN, DEIRDRE KATHLEEN (CRD#:3265777), DIRECTOR
FLOOD, SCOTT LEROY, CO-GENERAL COUNSEL
KEEGAN, DANIEL LAURENCE (CRD#:2756125), DIRECTOR
KEEGAN, DANIEL LAURENCE (CRD#:2756125), CEO/CHAIRMAN/PRESIDENT
KURSMAN, SCOTT CHARLES (CRD#:2590327), CHIEF COMPLIANCE OFFICER
LEACH, JONATHAN (CRD#:4317415), DIRECTOR
MESHEL, ADAM REID (CRD#:3101145), CO-GENERAL COUNSEL
PALOMAKI, DANIEL SCOTT (CRD#:6817317), PRINCIPAL FINANCIAL OFFICER
PLATT, DANA LYNN (CRD#:6123347), CHIEF COMPLIANCE OFFICER – INVESTMENT ADVISORY BUSINESSES
TROMBETTA, SANTO VITO (CRD#:2068210), PRINCIPAL OPERATIONS OFFICERS (FINOP)
YARBROUGH, TED KIRK (CRD#:2086078), DIRECTOR
FINRA requires brokerage firms to conduct due diligence on investments and to conduct a suitability analysis when recommending securities to a customer that takes into account the customer’s knowledge and experience. Brokerage firms that fail to conduct adequate due diligence or that make unsuitable recommendations can be held responsible for the customer’s losses in a FINRA arbitration claim.
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CITI INSTITUTIONAL CONSULTING, CITI INVESTMENT MANAGEMENT, CITI PERSONAL INVESTMENTS INTERNATIONAL, CITI PERSONAL WEALTH MANAGEMENT, CITI PRIVATE BANK, CITIGROUP ASSET MANAGEMENT, DAVIS SKAGGS INVESTMENT MANAGEMENT, FIRST MADISON ADVISORS, PEACHTREE ASSET MANAGEMENT, SALOMON SMITH BARNEY INC., SB ADVISOR, SMITH BARNEY, SMITH BARNEY ASSET MANAGEMENT, SMITH BARNEY INC., SMITH BARNEY SHEARSON INC., HARRIS UPHAM & CO., INCORPORATED, CITI INSTITUTIONAL CONSULTING, CITI INVESTMENT MANAGEMENT, CITI PERSONAL INVESTMENTS INTERNATIONAL, CITI PERSONAL WEALTH MANAGEMENT, CITI PRIVATE BANK, CITIGROUP ASSET MANAGEMENT, DAVIS SKAGGS INVESTMENT MANAGEMENT, FIRST MADISON ADVISORS, PEACHTREE ASSET MANAGEMENT, SALOMON SMITH BARNEY INC., SB ADVISOR, SMITH BARNEY, SMITH BARNEY ASSET MANAGEMENT, SMITH BARNEY INC., SMITH BARNEY SHEARSON INC., HARRIS UPHAM & CO., INCORPORATED