Enforcement Roundup: Standard Chartered to Pay $300M, Cut Services
In another enforcement action, the SEC charged a former bank exec and his friend with insider trading.
SEC Enforcement: Kansas Charged With Securities Fraud
In another action, a brokerage firm and its founder were charged with violating net capital requirements and falsifying data in an attempt to mislead examiners.
SEC, FINRA Enforcement: More Charged in Football-Related Boiler Room Scheme
In other actions, the SEC charged the CEO of penny stock company CytoGenix, and his so-called business partner, with defrauding investors via false press releases.
SEC Enforcement: Missouri Firm Slapped for Fiduciary Duty Breach
Also, the SEC charged five traders with short selling and a school district with misleading bond investors.
FINRA Enforcement: Goldman Fined $800,000 for Trade-Through Failures
In other actions, Morgan Stanley was fined $100,000 on private wealth management failures.
SEC, FINRA Enforcement: Advisors Get $3.6M Arb Award After Boss Faked Client Complaints
In other actions, Massachusetts has charged Boston-based Cabot Investment Properties with fraudulent sales of real estate investments to seniors.
SEC Enforcement: Fund Manager Charged With Defrauding Fellow Church Members
In other actions, the SEC fined Rafferty Capital Markets for facilitating trades for an unregistered firm.
SEC Enforcement: Advisor Barred for Hiding Astrology-Based Investment Strategy
Meanwhile, the SEC charged a California-based securities salesman for selling millions of dollars in oil-and-gas investments without being registered.
Firms Agree to Stop Early Access to Analyst Opinions
Merrill Lynch, Goldman Sachs and 16 other financial firms move to end "Insider Trading 2.0," says New York Attorney General.
SEC Reveals Its 2014 Exam and Enforcement Priorities
Officials at the Securities and Exchange Commission have ushered in an era of more transparency, parting the curtain for advisory firms on what they’ll be scrutinizing as well as which rulemakings are priorities this year.