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SEC Establishes Supervisory Cooperation Arrangement With Hong Kong SFC
Posted by on 01/19/2017 at 10:45 PM

The Securities and Exchange Commission today announced that it has established a comprehensive arrangement with the Hong Kong Securities and Futures Commission (SFC) as part of the SEC’s long-term strategy to enhance the oversight of regulated entities that operate across national […]

Jennifer Diamantis Named Chief of Office of Market Intelligence
Posted by on 01/19/2017 at 7:20 PM

The Securities and Exchange Commission today announced that Jennifer A. Diamantis has been named Chief of the Enforcement Division’s Office of Market Intelligence, which is responsible for the collection, analysis, and monitoring of the hundreds of thousands of tips, complaints, and […]

Financial Company Charged With Improper Accounting and Impeding Whistleblowers
Posted by on 01/19/2017 at 6:05 PM

The Securities and Exchange Commission today announced that Seattle-based financial services company HomeStreet Inc. has agreed to pay a $500,000 penalty to settle charges that it conducted improper hedge accounting and later took steps to impede potential whistleblowers. HomeStreet’s […]

SEC Chief of Staff Andrew J. Donohue to Leave Agency
Posted by on 01/19/2017 at 2:45 PM

The Securities and Exchange Commission today announced that SEC Chief of Staff Andrew J. ”Buddy” Donohue will be leaving the agency at the end of January. SEC Chair Mary Jo White named Mr. Donohue as Chief of Staff in May 2015. As Chief of Staff, Mr. Donohue was a senior adviser to the […]

General Counsel Anne K. Small to Leave SEC
Posted by on 01/18/2017 at 6:40 PM

The Securities and Exchange Commission today announced that General Counsel Anne K. Small will leave the agency later this month.  Ms. Small has served as the SEC’s General Counsel since April 2013.  As the agency’s chief legal officer, Ms. Small has provided counsel on […]

Company Settles Charges Over Undisclosed Perks and Improper Use of Non-GAAP Measures
Posted by on 01/18/2017 at 6:10 PM

The Securities and Exchange Commission today announced that New York-based marketing company MDC Partners has agreed to pay a $1.5 million penalty to settle charges that it failed to disclose certain perks enjoyed by its then-CEO and separately violated non-GAAP financial measure disclosure rules. […]

SEC Deputy Chief of Staff Nathaniel Stankard to Leave Agency
Posted by on 01/18/2017 at 5:30 PM

The Securities and Exchange Commission today announced that Nathaniel Stankard, deputy chief of staff for policy, will be leaving the agency.  Since being named deputy chief of staff in May 2013, Mr. Stankard has served as a senior advisor to Chair Mary Jo White on a broad range of complex […]

General Motors Charged With Accounting Control Failures
Posted by on 01/18/2017 at 4:35 PM

The Securities and Exchange Commission today announced that General Motors has agreed to pay a $1 million penalty to settle charges that deficient internal accounting controls prevented the company from properly assessing the potential impact on its financial statements of a defective ignition […]

Medical Device Company Charged With Accounting Failures and FCPA Violations
Posted by on 01/18/2017 at 4:20 PM

The Securities and Exchange Commission today announced that Texas-based medical device company Orthofix International has agreed to admit wrongdoing and pay more than $14 million to settle charges that it improperly booked revenue in certain instances and made improper payments to doctors at […]

SEC Charges Businessman With Misusing EB-5 Investments
Posted by on 01/17/2017 at 9:45 PM

The Securities and Exchange Commission today announced fraud charges against an Oakland, Calif.-based businessman accused of misusing money he raised from investors through the EB-5 immigrant investor program intended to create or preserve jobs for U.S. workers. The SEC alleges that Thomas M. […]

Allergan Paying $15 Million Penalty for Disclosure Failures During Merger Talks
Posted by on 01/17/2017 at 9:20 PM

The Securities and Exchange Commission today announced that Allergan Inc. has agreed to admit securities law violations and pay a $15 million penalty for disclosure failures in the wake of a hostile takeover bid. The SEC’s order finds that Allergan failed to disclose in a timely manner its […]

10 Firms Violated Pay-to-Play Rule By Accepting Pension Fund Fees Following Campaign Contributions
Posted by on 01/17/2017 at 5:50 PM

The Securities and Exchange Commission today announced that 10 investment advisory firms have agreed to pay penalties ranging from $35,000 to $100,000 to settle charges that they violated the SEC’s investment adviser pay-to-play rule by receiving compensation from public pension funds within […]

BlackRock Charged With Removing Whistleblower Incentives in Separation Agreements
Posted by on 01/17/2017 at 4:20 PM

The Securities and Exchange Commission today announced that New York-based asset manager BlackRock Inc. has agreed to pay a $340,000 penalty to settle charges that it improperly used separation agreements in which exiting employees were forced to waive their ability to obtain whistleblower awards. […]

Chemical and Mining Company in Chile Paying $30 Million to Resolve FCPA Cases
Posted by on 01/13/2017 at 8:30 PM

The Securities and Exchange Commission today announced that Chilean-based chemical and mining company Sociedad Quimica y Minera de Chile S.A. (SQM) agreed to pay more than $30 million to resolve parallel civil and criminal cases finding that it violated the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA). […]

Morgan Stanley Paying $13 Million Penalty for Overbilling Clients and Violating Custody Rule
Posted by on 01/13/2017 at 5:55 PM

The Securities and Exchange Commission today announced that Morgan Stanley Smith Barney has agreed to pay a $13 million penalty to settle charges that it overbilled investment advisory clients due to coding and other billing system errors.  The firm also violated the custody rule pertaining to […]

Citadel Securities Paying $22 Million for Misleading Clients About Pricing Trades
Posted by on 01/13/2017 at 3:25 PM

The Securities and Exchange Commission today announced that Citadel Securities LLC has agreed to pay $22.6 million to settle charges that its business unit handling retail customer orders from other brokerage firms made misleading statements to them about the way it priced trades. The SEC’s […]

Michael J. Osnato Jr., Chief of Enforcement Division’s Complex Financial Instruments Unit, to Leave SEC
Posted by on 01/12/2017 at 9:10 PM

The Securities and Exchange Commission today announced that Michael J. Osnato Jr., Chief of the Enforcement Division’s Complex Financial Instruments Unit, is planning to leave the agency later this month. For the past three years, Mr. Osnato led the specialized unit of 45 attorneys and […]

BNY Mellon Settles Charges Stemming From Miscalculations of Regulatory Capital Figures
Posted by on 01/12/2017 at 6:20 PM

The Securities and Exchange Commission today announced that BNY Mellon has agreed to pay a $6.6 million penalty to settle charges stemming from miscalculations of its risk-based capital ratios and risk-weighted assets reported to investors. An SEC investigation found that BNY Mellon deviated from […]

Biomet Charged With Repeating FCPA Violations
Posted by on 01/12/2017 at 5:15 PM

The Securities and Exchange Commission today announced that a Warsaw, Ind.-based medical device manufacturer has agreed to pay more than $30 million to resolve parallel SEC and Department of Justice investigations into the company’s repeat violations of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act […]

SEC Announces 2017 Examination Priorities
Posted by on 01/12/2017 at 4:50 PM

The Securities and Exchange Commission today announced its Office of Compliance Inspections and Examinations’ (OCIE) 2017 priorities.   Areas of focus include electronic investment advice, money market funds, and financial exploitation of senior investors.  The priorities also […]