Torch Securities LLC Censured and Fined for Supervisory Issues in Connection with Private Placement offerings
According to a document posted this week by the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA), the regulator has censured and fined Torch Securities LLC (CRD No. 133642) $17,500 for supervisory issues.
According to FINRA, between January 2019 and November 2019, Torch Securities allegedly failed to establish and maintain written supervisory procedures reasonably designed to ensure that the firm complied with its due diligence obligations and failed to conduct reasonable due diligence into three private placement offerings.
In addition to the fine and censure, the firm agreed to certification regarding implementation of reasonably designed procedures.
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