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Editor: Eric C. Chaffee
Univ. of Toledo College of Law

Monday, February 5, 2007

NASD Fines Fidelity $3.75 million

NASD announced today that it has fined four Boston-based Fidelity broker-dealers a total of $3.75 million for improperly maintaining NASD registrations for 1,100 individuals, failing to assign registered supervisors to 1,000 individuals, failing to retain the email of 1,900 registered individuals, and other electronic recordkeeping failures. NASD further found that, in connection with the receipt of gifts and entertainment, Fidelity Distributors Corporation (FDC), the principal underwriter of the Fidelity family of mutual funds, failed to supervise certain registered individuals for compliance with Fidelity's ethics and conflicts of interest policies applicable to all Fidelity employees. For further details, see NASD Fines Four Fidelity-Affiliated Broker-Dealers $3.75 Million for Registration, Supervision and Email Retention Violations.

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