Two firms dually registered as investment advisers and broker-dealers were fined by the Securities and Exchange Commission for failing to process trades on the terms most beneficial for their clients. A.R. Schmeidler of New York agreed to pay $1 million after the SEC found it had profited by using its own clearing firm. Goelzer Investment Management of Indianapolis will pay about $500,000 for misrepresenting the process it used to select and recommend itself as a broker for its clients.
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