FINRA Warns of Stock Scams Tied to Ebola, Other Viral Diseases
“News coverage of viral outbreaks, including Ebola and MERS, will likely catch the interest of stock scammers looking to capitalize on fears,” FINRA says.
FINRA Arbitration Head Fienberg to Step Down
Linda Fienberg, an 18-year FINRA veteran, will leave at the end of November.
SEC User Fees Would Have Little Impact on Most Firms: Study
Vanguard, on the other hand, may have reason to call its lobbyists soon, according to an analysis by the compliance firm RIA in a Box.
SEC Too Lax on Accountants, Commissioner Says
The growing SEC practice of settling financial reporting cases without fraud charges or suspensions is a "troubling trend," Commissioner Luis Aguilar says.
CFP Board Request for Camardas' Client List Raises Eyebrows
The latest filing in the CFP Board/Camarda legal tussle is raising some questions about privacy rules, Brian Hamburger of MarketCounsel says.
SEC Gives First Compliance Employee a Whistleblower Award
Agency awards more than $300,000 to an employee who performed audit and compliance functions.
CFP Board Hires Loper to 'Strengthen' CFP Mark
John Loper will be director of corporate relations, playing a key role in encouraging top firms' "preference for and investment in CFP certification."
SEC Tightens Rules on Credit Rating Agencies, Asset-Backed Securities
“ABS issuers and rating agencies will be held accountable under significant new rules governing their activities," said SEC's White.
Treasury’s Crime Unit Floats New Customer ID Rules for BDs, Mutual Funds
Meanwhile, FinCEN continues to work with the SEC on anti-money laundering rules for advisors.
Motif Investing Targets Corporate Inversions
The recently launched Tax Inversion Targets motif is a 25-stock tradable index of potential tax-inversion targets domiciled in tax havens.