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.
Dishonest Services: SEC’s Fight Against Public Corruption
We often think of laws to combat corruption as anti-bribery and anti-kickback laws. But the SEC is increasingly using securities fraud laws as a tool.
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.