Pre-Crisis CDOs Haunt Merrill With $131.8M SEC Fine
Merrill Lynch failed to inform investors that a hedge fund firm shorting the CDOs had significant influence over the selection of their collateral.
SEC Busts Fifth Third Bank, CFO for Hiding Real Estate Loan Losses in 2008
In 2008, Fifth Third sold large pools of troubled real estate loans and improperly classified them, thereby hiding the losses, the SEC states.
SEC Uses First-of-Its-Kind Deferred Prosecution Agreement
Deal signals that "the agency will be pushing harder to proactively encourage people to come forward with evidence," lawyer Steve Crimmins says.
SEC Enforcement: RBS Securities to Pay $150M for Misleading Investors
Among other recent SEC actions was an emergency freeze order in a scheme involving phony investments in New Zealand dialysis clinics.
SEC Slaps 3 Advisors for Custody Violations
The SEC on Monday sanctioned three SEC-registered advisory firms for violating the custody rule.
SEC Crackdown Nabs 3 Advisors for Shoddy Compliance Programs
Sanctions came a day after SEC chief Mary Jo White said that the agency was going after advisors who ignored repeated warnings.
New Hire Roundup: FPA Welcomes David Brand Back to the Fold
Also this week, Securities America names a director of practice succession and acquisition and a new member for its recruiting team, while an SEC litigator joins WIlmerHale.
TD Bank to Pay SEC $15M for Aiding Ponzi Schemer
The SEC on Monday charged TD Bank and a former executive in connection with a massive scheme by Scott Rothstein, who is in prison.
SEC Enforcement: 23 Firms Nailed in Short Selling Crackdown
The SEC brought charges against 23 firms for short selling prior to stock offerings and against a fake advisor for bilking clients.
JPMorgan to Pay $920 Million Penalty for London Whale Losses
JPMorgan Chase has agreed to pay $920 million to settle charges brought in a coordinated global settlement.