SEC Levied Record $3.4B in Fines in 2013
But brokers and advisors were hit with fewer enforcement actions this year, the SEC says.
SEC’s White: ‘Unnoticed’ Enforcement Actions Can Have Big Impact
While CEO takedowns score big headlines, SEC chief Mary Jo White says, "literally thousands" of unsung cases are no less meaningful to keeping markets functional.
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.
SEC’s White: Compliance Pros Acting Lawfully Should Not Fear Enforcement
SEC Chairwoman Mary Jo White aims to reassure CCOs, but an ex-exam chief says "the proof is going to be in the cases they bring."
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.
SEC Puts Fund Directors in Spotlight
The SEC enforcement division will put a heightened focus on fund boards’ approval of advisor fees, the co-director of the division said Wednesday.
SEC Charges San Diego Advisor With Cherry-Picking, Soft Dollar Scheme
The SEC charged a firm and its president with steering winning trades to favored clients and misusing soft dollars.
SEC Charges SAC Capital’s Cohen
The SEC on Friday charged hedge fund advisor Steven Cohen, founder of SAC Capital Advisors, with failing to prevent two portfolio managers from insider trading.
SEC’s Structured Products Chief to Exit
The SEC announced Tuesday that Kenneth Lench, chief of the Enforcement Division’s Structured and New Products Unit, will leave the agency for the private sector at the end of July.