Offshore Mutual Fund

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Offshore Mutual Fund

A mutual fund based outside the United States. Offshore mutual funds must comply with regulations in the countries in which they are registered, but need not comply with American regulations. Offshore mutual funds cannot be sold in the United States unless they comply with these regulations, but they may invest in U.S. securities.
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FINRA found that Banorte Securities International recommended Class B shares of off-shore mutual funds to its customers in certain transactions where the customers would have financially benefited from purchasing Class A shares - particularly since the firm had negotiated lower front-end sales charges for off-shore mutual fund Class A shares with several mutual fund companies.
for unsuitable sales of Class B shares in off-shore mutual funds as well as failing to have adequate supervisory systems to monitor those sales.