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NASD Fines Raymond James Financial Services, Inc. $2.75 Million

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NASD Fines Raymond James Financial Services, Inc. $2.75 Million for Lax Supervision of Producing Branch Managers

Washington, D.C. announced today that it has fined Raymond James Financial Services, Inc. (RJFS) of St. Petersburg, FL, $2.75 million for failing to maintain an adequate supervisory system to oversee the sales activities of over 1,000 producing branch managers working in offices throughout the United States.

In a related action, NASD permanently barred one of those branch managers – Donna Vogt, who worked for the firm from her home office in Cambellsport, WI. Vogt recommended unsuitable mutual fund and variable annuity purchases to elderly or retirement age customers, and made misleading statements to customers in correspondence.

[Vogt] maintained hundreds of customer accounts and sold mainly mutual funds and variable annuities. Many of her customers were of retirement age or older. NASD found that, in determining which products to recommend, Vogt treated her customers as a homogeneous group, regardless of age, financial status, investment experience and objectives. Of her approximately 700 accounts, more than 90 percent listed their primary investment objective as “growth” and risk tolerance as “medium.” RJFS never questioned the fact that Vogt listed these objectives and strategies for almost all of her customers.


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