The government’s recent focus on holding individuals accountable for corporate misdeeds is supporting the rise of aggressive theories of prosecution, including the idea that even absent actual knowledge, they should have known something was amiss — and defense experts say that’s an especially dangerous development for attorneys.
Agencies brought more cases against registered advisers than unregistered entities, and certain products featured in many of them
The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission announced Monday that it is launching exams to test the compliance oversight and controls of investment advisers that hire individuals with a disciplinary history.
James & Associates and Robert W. Baird & Co. agreed Thursday to pay a fine to the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission over claims they failed to ensure clients enrolled in programs with a single annual fee weren’t being overcharged commissions for certain trades.
The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission said on Thursday investment advisers must disclose more about assets held in separately managed accounts, including their level of exposure to derivatives, cementing rules industry stakeholders previously worried could expose trading strategies.
A unit of UBS Group AG will pay a $250,000 fine to settle charges that it failed to waive certain fees for eligible mutual-fund customers, according to the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority Inc.
A former broker for Morgan Stanley must pay the wirehouse $333,000 in damages for failing to pay back money he owed when leaving the firm in 2013, according to the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority Inc.
The Financial Industry Regulatory Authority Inc. accused former Merrill Lynch adviser of allegedly misleading five clients with individual retirement accounts at the firm by providing incorrect information while making recommendations.
Broker Robert Edward Loftus must pay Wells Fargo almost $1 million in compensatory damages after his termination in 2013, according to the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority Inc.
Individuals that contribute to a Delta Air Lines Inc. 401(k) plan have sued sections of Fidelity Investments, on the claim of wrongdoing in the firm’s record keeping role.