IRS Warns on Phone Scams as Its Contractors Put Taypayer Info at Risk
Agency warns of the biggest phone scam it has ever seen; meanwhile, a report finds IRS gave contractors taxpayer data without mandatory background checks.
New Hire Roundup: Piccone to Lead SEC Exam Program in Denver
In other personnel moves, WBI promoted Matt Woehnker, and David Brierwood joins the Preqin board.
SEC: House Insider Probe Involves Dozens of Funds, Firms
The SEC investigation of the House Ways and Means Committee involves some of the biggest advisors and hedge fund firms in the U.S.
Rengan Rajaratnam Cleared of Insider-Trading Conspiracy
Rengan Rajaratnam, the brother of Galleon Group co-founder Raj Rajaratnam, has been found not guilty.
It Pays to Fight Back Against SEC, FINRA: Survey
Nearly half of advisors, BDs and their reps that litigated got off lighter than they would have if they had settled, a Sutherland study found.
SEC Enforcement: Ohio Advisor Hid Shortfall in Client Assets
Meanwhile, the SEC charged a hedge fund advisory firm and its execs with faking earnings.
Ex-SAC Fund Manager Martoma Found Guilty in Insider Trading Case
Former SAC Capital Advisors LP fund manager Mathew Martoma was found guilty in the most lucrative insider-trading scheme ever
BofA Should Pay $2.1 Billion in Fraud Case, U.S. Says
BofA’s Countrywide unit should pay the maximum of $2.1 billion in penalties for selling defective mortgage loans to Fannie and Freddie, the U.S. said.
Detroit Eligible for Bankruptcy, Judge Rules
Detroit is eligible to shed billions in debt in the largest public bankruptcy in U.S. history, a judge said Tuesday in a long-awaited decision.
Court Upholds CFTC Commodity Pool Rule; Rejects ICI Appeal
A federal appeals court on Tuesday upheld new CFTC rules that will require many investment companies to register as commodity pools.