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.
ERISA’s Midlife Crisis
On ERISA's 40th birthday, a growing chorus of voices say the landmark retirement income security law needs an overhaul.
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.
Fiduciary Advisors Are in Peril: How to Fight Back
To combat the Wall Street-Washington lobbying campaign, fiduciary advisors must state in the clearest possible terms, in the public square, what fiduciary advice means for investors, and how brokerage lobbyists so misunderstand it.
Ex-LPL Broker to Pay $1.9M in Fraud Case
At least seven Georgia investors were affected by Blake Richards' schemes, the SEC says.
Lawyer Charged With Bilking Client, 90, to Fund Cat Litter Box Invention
California attorney Delbert Modlin is charged with persuading a 90-year-old man to liquidate his assets and invest the $120,000 proceeds into an improved litter box.
SEC Gives First Compliance Employee a Whistleblower Award
Agency awards more than $300,000 to an employee who performed audit and compliance functions.
SEC, FINRA Enforcement: Citi Global Markets Fined $2 Million
In another action, an investor relations firms exec was charged with insider trading.
Schwab-Morgan Broker Battle Is ‘Tricky’: Expert
FINRA has wrapped up its ruling, but arguments over who owns client information when advisors switch firms continue.
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.