SEC Charges Ex-JPMorgan Advisor With Stealing $20M From Clients
Michael Oppenheim told clients he would buy them safe muni bonds but instead lost their money in "highly unprofitable" options trading, the SEC said.
FINRA OKs Changes to Communications Rules, Seeks Public Comment
FINRA will also file with the SEC to charge a $115 fee for the MSRB's new muni advisor qualification exam.
House Votes to Kill Estate Tax
The "death tax is actually hurting our economy now and putting unnecessary pressure on families and small businesses," said House Ways and Means Chairman Ryan.
BDs Fall Short on Protecting Seniors: SEC, FINRA
Report finds some BDs are recommending unsuitable products to seniors and could be violating FINRA’s communications rules.
DOL Releases Fiduciary Plan
The DOL's long-anticipated, controversial redraft of its rule to redefine fiduciary for retirement plans is now out for public comment.
Chairman-Elect Joe Votava Resigns From CFP Board of Directors
Current Chairman Richard Rojeck to assume duties; new chairman to be elected in June to replace Votava.
JPMorgan Profit Rises 12% on Gains From Stock, Bond Trading
The bank boosts earnings on asset management 11% to $502 million, as total assets for the unit hit $1.8 trillion.
Army Vet Posed as Broker to Bilk Soldiers, SEC Says
Leroy Brown Jr., an Army veteran, is accused of luring service members and other investors with false guarantees to double or triple their money.
This Is What the Fiduciary Debate Is Really About
Financial advisors are taking the lives of their clients in their hands. If advisors don’t understand this, they can do a lot of damage.
SIFMA, FSR Urge Passage of Cyber Sharing Bill
CISA would allow businesses and government "to quickly and effectively share critical information about cyber threats while ensuring privacy," the groups say.