Defendant Name: Wells Fargo Clearing Services, LLC

Defendant Type: Subsidiary of Public Company
Public Company Parent: Wells Fargo & Co.
SIC Code: 6021
CUSIP: 94974610

Initial Case Details

Legal Case Name In the Matter of Wells Fargo Clearing Services, LLC and Wells Fargo Advisors Financial Network, LLC
First Document Date 11-Mar-2019
Initial Filing Format Administrative Action
File Number 3-19102
Allegation Type Investment Advisers/Investment Companies

Violations Alleged

Sections 206(2), 207 Advisers Act


First Resolution Date 11-Mar-2019
Headline Total Penalty and Disgorgement

See Related Documents

Related Documents:

IA-5199 11-Mar-2019 Administrative Proceeding
Order Instituting Administrative and Cease-and-Desist Proceedings, Pursuant to Sections 203(e) and 203(k) of the Investment Advisers Act of 1940, Making Findings, and Imposing Remedial Sanctions and a Cease-and-Desist Order
On March 11, 2019, the SEC issued an order against Wells Fargo Clearing Services, LLC and Wells Fargo Advisors Financial Network, LLC, stating: "These proceedings arise out of breaches of fiduciary duty and inadequate disclosures by registered investment advisers Wells Fargo Clearing Services, LLC and Wells Fargo Advisors Financial Network, LLC in connection with mutual fund share class selection practices and the fees Respondents received pursuant to Rule 12b-1 under the Investment Company Act of 1940 ("12b-1 fees")."
2019-28_3-19102 11-Mar-2019 Press Release--Administrative Proceeding
SEC Share Class Initiative Returning More Than $125 Million to Investors
On March 11, 2019, the SEC "announced settled charges against 79 investment advisers who will return more than $125 million to clients, with a substantial majority of the funds going to retail investors. The actions stem from the SEC's Share Class Selection Disclosure Initiative , which the SEC's Division of Enforcement announced in February 2018 in an effort to identify and promptly correct ongoing harm in the sale of mutual fund shares by investment advisers. The initiative incentivized investment advisers to self-report violations of the Advisers Act resulting from undisclosed conflicts of interest, promptly compensate investors, and review and correct fee disclosures. The orders issued today address advisers who directly or indirectly received 12b-1 fees for investments selected for their clients without adequate disclosure, including disclosures that were inconsistent with the advisers' actual practices."

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