Tagged with "SEC"

SEC Charges Private Fund Advisor and Owner With Fraud

Posted on September 20th, 2022 at 12:01 PM
SEC Charges Private Fund Advisor and Owner With Fraud

The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has charged Ramas Capital Management (RCM) as well as its managing partner and owner, Ganesh Betanabhatla, over alleged misrepresentations and breaches of fiduciary duty to a privately-managed fund and its sole investor. 

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SEC Charges Two North Carolina Advisors Over Alleged $75 Million Fraud

Posted on September 16th, 2022 at 2:09 PM
SEC Charges Two North Carolina Advisors Over Alleged $75 Million Fraud

The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has charged two North Carolina-based advisors, Gregory Lindberg and Christopher Herwig, with defrauding clients out of at least $75 million through unauthorized trades.

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SEC Charges Hedge Fund Portfolio Manager with Fraud

Posted on September 15th, 2022 at 2:55 PM
SEC Charges Hedge Fund Portfolio Manager with Fraud

The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has charged an Oklahoma City-based hedge fund portfolio manager with defrauding investors by making unauthorized trades that caused the fund to lose at least $10 million.

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SEC Charges Denver Real Estate Developer with Securities Fraud

Posted on September 6th, 2022 at 12:53 PM
SEC Charges Denver Real Estate Developer with Securities Fraud

The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has charged a Denver real estate developer, WDC Holdings LLC, as well as its owner, Robert Watson, for allegedly misrepresenting their investments in securities offerings to fund ten distinct real estate projects. 

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SEC Charges 18 Defendants in International Scheme to Manipulate Stocks

Posted on August 30th, 2022 at 11:34 AM
SEC Charges 18 Defendants in International Scheme to Manipulate Stocks

The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has charged eighteen individual and entity defendants for their roles in orchestrating a scheme in which numerous online retail brokerage accounts were hacked and fraudulently used to buy microcap equities in an effort to manipulate stock prices and trading volumes.

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SEC Proposes Joint Amendments to Form PF

Posted on August 26th, 2022 at 2:00 PM
SEC Proposes Joint Amendments to Form PF

The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) is determining whether procced with joint amendments with the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) to Form FP, a reporting tool utilized by the SEC to protect retails investors and oversee systemic risk.

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SEC Charges Angel Oak Capital Advisors with Misleading Investors

Posted on August 25th, 2022 at 2:15 PM
SEC Charges Angel Oak Capital Advisors with Misleading Investors

The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has charged Angel Oak Capital Advisors and its manager Ashish Negandhi for misleading investors regarding the firm’s fix-and-flip loan securitization’s delinquency rates. 

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SEC Warns Financial Advisory Firms Regarding Conflicts of Interest Tied to Compensation

Posted on August 16th, 2022 at 2:37 PM
SEC Warns Financial Advisory Firms Regarding Conflicts of Interest Tied to Compensation

The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has sent a warning to financial advisory firms that they must go above and beyond solely disclosing conflicts of interest related to employee pay programs in order to avoid regulatory scrutiny. 

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SEC Files Suit Against Georgia Advisor Over Misappropriation of Client Funds

Posted on August 8th, 2022 at 2:25 PM
SEC Files Suit Against Georgia Advisor Over Misappropriation of Client Funds

The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) is filing suit against a Georgia-based advisor, Christopher Burns, who allegedly misappropriated client funds.

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SEC Releases Statement on Jury Trial Decision Involving McDermott Investment Advisors

Posted on July 28th, 2022 at 3:09 PM
SEC Releases Statement on Jury Trial Decision Involving McDermott Investment Advisors

The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has released a statement indicating that a Pennsylvania jury has ruled in its favor in a suit filed nearly three years ago against Dean McDermott and his firm over improper sales of unit investment trusts (UITs).

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LATEST NEWS AND ARTICLES

September 23, 2022
CFP Board Lifts Interim Suspension of Former UBS Advisor

The Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards (CFP Board) has lifted an interim suspension it had imposed against a former UBS advisor after criminal fraud charges against him were recently dismissed.

September 22, 2022
FINRA Penalizes Baird Over $100 Trading Commissions

The Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) has ordered Robert W. Baird & Co. to pay $461,481 plus interest due to allegations that the firm overcharged its clients on thousands of equity transactions for at least one year.

September 21, 2022
FINRA Arbitrators Award Nearly $470,000 To Investors in UBS YES Product

A Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) arbitration panel has ordered UBS to pay nearly $470,000 to clients who invested in a complex options strategy, known as the YES or Yield Enhancement Strategy.