Ex-Broker Charged With Stealing $1M From Retired Doctor, Wife
The former UBS broker persuaded a retired pediatrician and his wife to invest $1 million in a purported fund, New York Attorney General Schneiderman says.
HSBC List Shows Putin Allies, Drug Lords Used Swiss Secrecy
The private-banking unit of HSBC profited for years handling secret accounts whose holders included drug cartels, arms dealers and fugitives, says a report released Sunday.
Fighting Financial Exploitation of Seniors
Senators, SEC Investor Advocate Rick Fleming and NASAA ponder whether new laws and programs could make it easier to report financial abuse.
SEC to Conduct ‘IT-Related’ Exams of BDs, Advisors
Examiners will take a targeted look this year at “the quality of the technical infrastructure” of firms’ cybersecurity controls.
SEC, FINRA Enforcement: Ex-Barclays Analyst, 3 Others Fined for Insider Trading
Meanwhile, FINRA has fined Bloomberg Tradebook on short sale violations.
Chamber of Commerce Raises Concerns With DOL Fiduciary Redraft
Top execs at U.S. Chamber of Commerce lay out their concerns about new rules affecting prohibited transaction exemptions, rollovers and IRAs.
FSI Boosts Lobbying on Federal, State Levels
With 10 staffers working the federal and state beats—and three more to be hired this year—the FSI is flexing its advocacy muscles.
SEC Commissioners Rail Against Oppenheimer & Co. Waiver
SEC waiver throws away "valuable enforcement tools" and adopts a policy of "too-big-to-bar," says Rep. Maxine Waters.
Bills on 529 Plans, Small Biz Taxes Head for House Vote
FSI supports the two bills: one to loosen some rules on 529 plans and another to allow small businesses to deduct office equipment.
SEC Busts 3 Advisors for Falsifying State Registrations
The three firms claimed they did business in Wyoming, an unregulated state, while maintaining offices elsewhere, the SEC says.