12 Best & Worst Broker-Dealers: Q1 Earnings, 2015
Here’s how some of the biggest firms’ earnings compared over the first quarter.
HighTower Adds $500M Ex-Oppenheimer Advisor
Providence, Rhode Island-based Carol Nulman says women continue to be underserved by the financial industry.
Will Energy Mergers Speed Up After Shell-BG Deal?
A Brunswick survey of oil and gas specialists found that 68% of analysts and investment managers expect more M&A activity but only 20% of bankers and lawyers do.
FINRA Enforcement: Oppenheimer to Pay $3.75M for Failure to Rein In Broker
Meanwhile, FINRA fined Ameriprise Financial over a rep who hid a customer complaint.
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.
SEC Commissioners Rail Against Oppenheimer & Co. Waiver
SEC waiver throws away "valuable enforcement tools" and adopts a policy of "too-big-to-bar," says Rep. Maxine Waters.
Oppenheimer & Co. Fined $20M Over Penny Stocks, AML Violations
Oppenheimer & Co. agreed Tuesday to pay $10 million to Treasury and $10 million to the SEC for penny-stock related misconduct.
Goldman Sachs Profit Declines on Drop in Fixed-Income Trading
The firm posted its lowest annual trading revenues since 2005.
SEC Sanctions Schwab, TD Ameritrade, 11 Others on Puerto Rican Junk Bond Sales
The SEC Monday sanctioned 13 firms under MSRB's minimum investment rule intended to keep retail investors out of higher-risk offerings.
Ex-UBS Intern Sues for $5M Over Sexual Harassment, Discrimination
Young woman says her advisor boss promised her purses and shoes as “a bonus” for sexual favors.