SEC Exam Chief Bowden to Exit
The OCIE head, Andrew Bowden, will return to the private sector.
SEC Busts $12M FCC Cell Phone Scheme
SEC alleges that investors were promised potentially lucrative returns based on FCC spectrum licenses.
El-Erian: Most of My Money Is in Cash
El-Erian tells Orange County Register he's keeping his wealth in cash because “most asset prices have been pushed by central banks to very elevated levels."
SEC’s Ability to Deliver True Fiduciary Standard in Doubt: Report
Institute for the Fiduciary Standard says the SEC believes "conflicts are routine and acceptable — not inherently inconsistent with providing objective advice.”
IRS, Treasury Pave Way for Easier 401(k) Auto-Enrollment
The Treasury and IRS have issued guidance intended to facilitate automatic enrollment and contribution increases in 401(k) and similar retirement savings plans.
SEC's White Supports Fiduciary Rule for Brokers, Third-Party Audits
While many in the industry are applauding SEC Chairwoman Mary Jo White's declaration that she will push to ensure the agency extends a fiduciary rule for brokers, concerns remain that such a rule will be a long time in the making.
Lining Washington's Pockets to the Tune of $1.4 Billion
Wall Street banks and other financial services groups poured large sums of money into Washington during the 2013–2014 campaign cycle, spending more than $1.4 billion to influence decision making in the nation's capital.
Obama Issues Order to Fight Cyberattacks
The executive order creates a new way for the U.S. government to better respond to the "most significant" cybersecurity threats.
SEC Fines KBR for Rules Stifling Whistleblowers
KBR Inc. violated the whistleblower protection rule by using "improperly restrictive language" in its confidentiality agreements, the SEC says.
FINRA Slaps 3 BDs for Consolidated Reporting Failures
Inadequate reporting controls raise risk that "unscrupulous representatives will provide inaccurate and misleading reports to their clients to conceal fraud and theft,” says FINRA's Bennett.