SEC Enforcement Roundup: Twitter, Facebook Pre-IPO Fraud
SEC moves on a Ponzi-like social media IPO fraud case and multiple instances of alleged insider trading.
FINRA Bars Ex-Broker for Stealing From Elderly Customer
Ex-Wells Fargo broker Jeffrey McClure was permanently barred from the industry for using nearly $89,000 in an elderly client's blank checks for his own expenses.
3 Critical Reasons Your HNW Clients Need a P&C Insurance Review
Estate planning to preserve wealth is getting more complex, and if a client’s property and casualty insurance doesn’t keep up, you’re asking for trouble.
The New Retirement Dream: Relocation
Moving where money goes further has gained popularity as a retirement strategy.
Self-Directed Investments for Divorcing Clients: What Advisors Should Know
Many clients who receive retirement assets from an ex-spouse choose to invest them in a self-directed account. Here's how advisors can help manage those assets.
10 Signs of Financial Exploitation
Kathy Greenlee, assistant secretary for aging at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, estimates about four out of every 10 elders is financially exploited.
Don't Give Your Money Away
Chubb's new social engineering fraud endorsement protects firms from theft by deception.
SEC Charges Marketing Company With International Ponzi Scheme
An international pyramid scheme raised more than $129 million worldwide, the SEC said, charging two execs with fraud.
SEC, CFPB Enforcement: AgFeed Fined $18M for Fattening Its Stock Price
Meanwhile, the CFPB sued for-profit chain Corinthian Colleges for predatory lending, and a hedge fund manager was charged with pocketing extra fees.
Some Money Market Funds Have to Be Honest With You
New SEC rules create a two-tier system: institutions get to know the cold hard truth about their investments' value, but individuals are still coddled.