Enforcement Roundup: Madoff Recovery Total Hits $10 Billion
Meanwhile, the SEC suspended trading of four companies over concerns about their Ebola remedy prospects.
Millionaires Do Not Need Protection: SEC’s Gallagher
SEC chairwoman insists accredited investor definition will be reviewed; Commissioner Gallagher says “millionaires can fend for themselves.”
Bank of America Granted Penalty Relief After SEC Compromise
The SEC has resolved an impasse over punishing Bank of America in a mortgage case, clearing the way for a $16.7 billion global settlement.
Goldman Fires Bankers After Getting Confidential Fed Info
Goldman Sachs fired two bankers after one of them allegedly shared confidential documents from the Federal Reserve Bank of New York within the firm.
Schorsch’s Cetera Rolls Out Consulting Group for Advisors
Cetera's 9,000-plus independent reps will get easy access to accounting, legal and other experts over the next year, starting with the top performers.
SEC Fines Wedbush $2.4M in Market Access Case; FINRA Complaint on Deck
Los Angeles-based Wedbush Securities and two top officials agreed to settle a pending SEC case for market access violations.
IRS Pushed to Crack Down on ‘Mega IRAs’
GAO report offers recommendations to IRS on reining in large retirement accounts with hard-to-value assets.
Ex-Schwab Rep Barred for Stealing, Reselling $1M in Office Equipment
The former broker faces other charges tied to drug dealing and illegal use of a communications device in Florida, FINRA says.
Senator Says Spending Bill Ready Soon, Vows to Fight Social Security Cutters
Senate Appropriations head Barbara Mikulski sees the incoming GOP-controlled Congress as likely to reduce the number of Social Security field offices.
Fiduciary Rule Among SEC’s 2015 Priorities
The SEC plans to evaluate staffers' recommendation to consider a uniform fiduciary standard, among other Dodd-Frank related matters.