FINRA Fines Cadaret Suitability

On Nov. 15, FINRA fined Cadaret $800k for suitability of annuities.

  • Cadaret, Grant & Co.,fined $800 and required to retain independent consultant.
  • Consultant to conduct comprehensive review of adequacy of policy, procedures.
  • Review staffing, training relating to the rule violations identified in enforcement.

Supervisory Failures

  • Failed to establish a reasonably-designed supervisory system in business areas.
  • Deficiencies stemmed from failure of resources paid to supervision of personnel.
  • Failed to ensure representatives’ variable annuity recommendations are suitable.
  • Did not provide guidance to compliance personnel, how to review blotter trades
    to detect potential violations on suitability for clients, or provide follow-up steps.

Rules Violated