SEC Charges Atlanta Advisor With Defrauding Police, Firefighter Pension Plans
Firm breached its fiduciary duty by selling unsuitable investments to pension funds for the city’s police, firefighters and transit workers, the SEC says.
SEC Reviewing 12b-1 Fees
The SEC is reviewing the entire spectrum of 12b-1 fees, the deputy exam director said Tuesday.
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.
SEC Probing BDs’ Low Number of Suspicious Activity Reports
Considering the volume of transactions and the nature of the BD industry, the SEC's top cop finds the dearth of SARs a little, well, suspicious.
New Hire Roundup: SEC Names Pollock L.A. Exam Chief
Meanwhile, wealth advisory firm Presidio Group opens a new Washington office.
SEC’s Enforcement Division ‘Here to Stay’ in Muni Bond Market
It’s been a year of many firsts for enforcement and regulation in the municipal bond market, which has previously received little attention, says SEC’s Ceresney.
New Hire Roundup: Marc Seidner Joins PIMCO as Managing Director
Also, BlackRock has named Chip Castille chief retirement strategist, a new position.
SEC Charges Sands Brothers With Custody Rule Violations
SEC charged Sands Brothers and three of its top officials, including its CCO, with failing to provide timely statements on the firm’s private funds.
SEC Brought ‘Record’ 755 Enforcement Actions in 2014
The SEC filed a “record” 755 enforcement actions and obtained orders totaling $4.16 billion in penalties in fiscal 2014, the SEC says.
FINRA’s Senior VP of Enforcement Moves to Shulman Rogers
Emily Gordy, FINRA’s senior VP of enforcement, has joined Shulman Rogers as chairwoman of the firm’s Financial Industry Regulatory Group.