Lining Washington's Pockets to the Tune of $1.4 Billion
Wall Street banks and other financial services groups poured large sums of money into Washington during the 2013–2014 campaign cycle, spending more than $1.4 billion to influence decision making in the nation's capital.
Obama Issues Order to Fight Cyberattacks
The executive order creates a new way for the U.S. government to better respond to the "most significant" cybersecurity threats.
Ex-NFL Star Sues BofA for $20M
Dwight Freeney, a former Colts and Chargers player, accuses the bank of getting him caught up in a con game.
SEC Fines KBR for Rules Stifling Whistleblowers
KBR Inc. violated the whistleblower protection rule by using "improperly restrictive language" in its confidentiality agreements, the SEC says.
Dear NAPFA: Don’t Take a Position on a Political Issue...
...unless it's on financial issues affecting markets, the economy or clients' well-being. Indiana's Religious Freedom Restoration Act doesn't pass that test.
FINRA Slaps 3 BDs for Consolidated Reporting Failures
Inadequate reporting controls raise risk that "unscrupulous representatives will provide inaccurate and misleading reports to their clients to conceal fraud and theft,” says FINRA's Bennett.
Bracing for the Next Wave of 401(k) Lawsuits
The 10 largest class-action settlements of ERISA claims topped $1.3 billion in 2014, almost 10 times the sum of the biggest settlements in 2013.
NAPA’s Deep Reservations About DOL’s Broker Rules
NAPA says it opposes any regulation that would hamper an advisor's ability to help retiring clients shift their savings to an IRA.
Distressed Debt Maven Lynn Tilton Charged With Fraud by SEC
Tilton and her firm, Patriarch Partners, hid poor loan performance from investors and collected almost $200 million in fees from CLO funds, SEC says.
6 Areas of Regulatory Focus From a Former FINRA Exec
What do “Birdman” and broker-dealers have in common?