Societe Generale to pay 450,000 euro fine for compliance breaches in research notesStaff Writer | July 13, 2017
Societe Generale has agreed to pay a 450,000 euros fine in an agreement with the French markets regulator AMF for breaching compliance rules in analyst notes produced by its Global Research and Strategy department.
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In an investigation that started in 2015, AMF said it found out that in some equity research notes, SocGen failed to disclose the main assumptions it used to set the price target, or to mention that the bank had previously acted as a bookrunner, (fundraiser) for the company covered by the note.
"Societe Generale has reinforced its compliance system for the production of research notes since 2016," SocGen said in an emailed statement.
It also said that "no investor has suffered any prejudice as a result" of the compliance breaches, pointed out by the French regulator. ■