FINRA Regulatory Notice 10-22 requires broker/dealers to conduct or obtain reasonable due diligence on companies whose securities they sell in private placement transactions through the Regulation D exemption. Coral Capital Partners looks at the penalties FINRA recently imposed upon broker/dealers and registered individuals for their failure to conduct reasonable due diligence in accordance with FINRA Regulatory Notice 10-22 on companies for which they are raising funds through a private placement offering.
This is a reprint of the article “Performing Due Diligence on a Micro-Cap Oil & Gas Company” written by Erik Nelson, President of Coral Capital Partners, Inc. that was published in the Fall, 2011 edition of Micro-Cap Review Magazine. It takes a look at some of the essential items to consider when evaluating a micro-cap oil and gas company as a potential investment. It is an excellent primer on understanding the various terms and their definitions when looking at a potential oil and gas investment. This is the 2nd article authored by Erik Nelson to be published in Micro-Cap Review Magazine, and the 1st through Coral Capital Partners.
FINRA recently issued Regulatory Notice 10-22 which requires broker/dealers to conduct or obtain reasonable due diligence on companies whose securities they sell in private placements through the Regulation D exemption. Coral Capital Partners looks at recent FINRA sanctions of broker/dealers, and their personnel for failure to conduct a reasonable due diligence review of companies for which they raised funds for through private placement sales under Regulation D.