Retiree Entitlements ‘Undermine’ Everything Else: Robert Samuelson
Washington Post columnist Robert Samuelson took a scorched-earth approach on Monday to what he sees as out-of-control entitlement spending.
Obama Blasts ‘Meat Cleaver’ Cuts as Simpson, Bowles Release New Plan
With little time left until the $85 billion in sequestration cuts take effect, President Barack Obama urged lawmakers Tuesday to avert the “brutal” cuts.
SEC Enforcement Roundup: Husband and Wife Charged in Charity Fraud Against Seniors
Also among recent enforcement actions was the sentencing of an insider trading informant who managed to avoid prison time for his cooperation.
A Broker Who Broke Bad
Serving nearly 400 days in federal prison wasn’t what Justin M. Paperny had in mind when he became a stockbroker fresh out of the University of Southern California, psychology degree in hand.
SEC, FINRA Enforcement Roundup: Eli Lilly to Pay $29M to Settle Foreign Bribery Charges
The SEC recently charged Eli Lilly for violations of the FCPA and barred an Arizona-based fund manager from the industry after the fund’s collapse. FINRA ordered Pruco Securities to pay $10.7 million.
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Corzine Starting a Hedge Fund? Outrageous, Maybe, but Not Unprecedented
As the criminal investigation into the former MF Global head is dropped, rumors swirl that he may be starting a hedge fund. He wouldn't be the first disgraced financier to do so.
N.Y. Action on Standard Chartered Surprised Other Regulators
Not only was Standard Chartered apparently blindsided by the move, so were federal regulators; negotiations had been ongoing for some time for what the bank hoped would be a quiet settlement.
Death, Delusional Clients and Other Hard Lessons From a Breakaway Broker
How a friend’s death led a wirehouse broker to go independent; lessons learned from a difficult, delusional client—these are just a few of the stories veteran advisor Bob Collins tells...
Protecting the Family Jewels
Whether your clients are decked-out glitterati or simply treasure Great-Grandma’s pearls, here’s what you should know.