Chinese Wall – South Florida Breach of Contract, Breach of Fiduciary Duty, Fraud and Misrepresentation FINRA Arbitration and Litigation Attorney:

A Chinese Wall is an imaginary barrier between investment banking, corporate finance, and research departments of a brokerage firm and the sales and trading department.  Because of the fact that the investment banking side, of a brokerage firm, has sensitive, non-public information about impending transactions such as takeovers, new stock and bond issues, divestitures, spin-offs and such, it is unfair and illegal for the trading side of the firm to use this non-public information for the benefit of its customers.  Consequently, several SEC and stock exchange rules mandate that a Chinese Wall be erected to prevent premature leakage of this information. 

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