SEC Censures, Fines St. Louis Advisor Firm for Lax Cybersecurity Policies
A firm that "failed entirely" to protect thousands of clients' data from a cyberattack will pay a $75,000 fine.
SEC: ‘Financial Myth Buster’ Dawn Bennett Spun a Myth About Her Firm’s Assets
The host of a radio show, "Financial Myth Busting With Dawn Bennett," and her firm are accused of inflating their AUM.
Court Rules There’s No 180-Day Limit on SEC Investigations
An appellate court has agreed with the SEC’s self-serving interpretation that Dodd-Frank's 180-day Wells notice limit was not an enforceable limit at all.
SEC Makes Its First Bust in New Data-Driven Push
Did a Wisconsin advisor cherry-pick profitable trades? SEC's simulation showed the odds that he had merely gotten lucky were less than one in a million.
SEC Enforcement: Fantasy Sports-Style Investing Site Gets a Little Too Real
Meanwhile, Massachusetts-based Interinvest Corp. and its owner funneled more than $17 million in client assets into four troubled Canadian penny stock companies, the SEC says.
SEC: Self-Directed IRA Custodian Ignored Red Flags in 2 Schemes
The Ohio-based IRA provider is accused of ignoring red flags in one scheme targeting churchgoers and another targeting real estate investors.
Mike Tyson’s Former Advisor Bilked Athletes at Live Nation-Owned Firm: SEC
Brian J. Ourand, former president of SFX, wired money to himself from client accounts, SEC says. The firm's CCO was fined for failing to supervise.
SEC Warns of Advisors Duping Investors With Fake Credentials
The SEC warned investors Wednesday to perform thorough background checks and brought two actions against advisors for falsifying credentials.
SEC Fines BlackRock Over Energy Fund Manager Who Owned Oil Company
BlackRock Advisors will pay $12 million for not disclosing that a top manager's portfolio was heavily invested in a venture he had a stake in.
SEC Enforcement: H.D. Vest Failed to Monitor Reps’ Outside Activities
Meanwhile, the SEC froze the assets of a fund manager charged with running a Twitter-related Ponzi scheme using money from a fake Uber-related fund.