World Investor Week is a 7 day global campaign dedicated to investor protection and education. The CFTC, NFA ,SEC and FINRA will participate.
FINRA Charges Ayre with Fraud and Unlawful Distribution of Unregistered Cryptocurrency Securities HempCoin FINRA announced today that it filed a complaint against Timothy Tilton Ayre of Agawam, Massachusetts, charging him with securities fraud and the unlawful distribution of an unregistered cryptocurrency security called HempCoin. This case represents FINRA’s first disciplinary action involving cryptocurrencies. In the complaint, […]
Aegis Capital Pays $1.3 Million for Anti-Money Laundering Violations FINRA and the Securities Exchange Commission have fined Aegis Capital Corp., NY based Broker-Dealer, $550,000 and $750,000, respectively, in enforcement actions for Anti-Money Laundering (AML) Violations. FINRA Fines Aegis Capital Corp. $550,000 On March 28th FINRA announced in a press release that they had fined Aegis Capital over half […]
Hurricane Sandy took a physical toll on New York City, but a joint meeting of the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA), and the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) on the topic of disaster recovery, proved that it’s not just physical damage that companies are worried about.
In response to several high profile anomalies in the trading market due to High Frequency Trading (HFT) in the past year, the Finance Industry Regulatory Authority (Finra) has been looking into several trading firms with how they use and control their trading algorithms.
The CFTC and the SEC now have FINRA, the financial industry’s self-regulator body, helping to crack down on high-frequency trading (HFT).
An SEC official said Thursday that the commission is close to proposing new rules for a consolidated audit trail of activity across national stock exchanges, calling it “a top priority.” The proposed changes are expected to hit high-frequency trading firms hardest. That’s because costs of the consolidated audit trail, or CAT, would be spread across […]
22 senators wrote a letter to five federal agencies Thursday, calling for regulators to adopt a final Volcker rule free from loopholes and Wall Street concessions. “You have no doubt heard, as we have, from those who would like us to forget the causes of the financial crisis and forget the causes of the financial […]
Defense counsel for disgruntled former hedge-fund manager and commodities trader Vincent P. McCrudden will argue before a judge that he should be allowed to show evidence of financial conspiracy theories at his trial next week. McCrudden has been charged with “transmission of threats to injure” after sending vicious threats to 47 current and former officials […]
As part of an on-going effort to raise the public IQ on financial products, the SEC’s Office of Investor Education and Advocacy and FINRA jointly issued an investor alert called “Structured Notes with Principal Protection: Note the Terms of Your Investment” to educate potential investors of the risks associated with this particular. The retail market […]
ISDA and FIA have responded to the European Commission’s feedback consultation regarding the draft equivalence decisions for financial benchmarks in Singapore and Australia under the European...From February 13-15, 2019, FIA and the SIFMA Asset Management Group hosted their annual forum, which brings together market participants from all sides of a trade to examine the latest...On 5 April, FIA co-signed a letter to HM Treasury and FCA regarding the equivalence of EEA trading venues. Signing the letter alongside FIA were ISDA (International Swaps and Derivatives...On 5 April, FIA commented jointly with ISDA and GFMA on the European Commission initiative on the strengthening of the role of the euro in energy markets. The associations said in their letter...Washington, D.C. – FIA’s Senior Vice President of Global Brand Management Charlie Jones was recently named a Fellow by the American Society of Association Executives (ASAE). This prestigious award...The Commodity Futures Trading Commission held an open meeting on March 25 to vote on two swap-related rulemakings. The first measure, which was approved unanimously, was an interim final...FIA today joined The International Swaps and Derivatives Association, Inc. (ISDA), the Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association (SIFMA), the American Bankers Association (ABA), and... (Feed generated with FetchRSS) […]
Press release about Basel Committee issuing a consolidated version of its standards (9 April 2019) […]
FINRA and the SEC’s Office of Investor Education and Advocacy are issuing this Investor Alert to inform investors about social sentiment investing tools and highlight their risks. This Alert provides tips to consider before using tools that analyze or aggregate information from social media sources to make investment decisions or attempt to predict changes in the stock market’s direction or in the price of a security. […]
Press release about "2019 Triennial Central Bank Survey of Foreign Exchange and OTC Derivatives Markets" (29 March 2019) […]
Press release about Basel Committee publishing follow-up reports on Basel III implementation assessments (25 March 2019) […]
Press Release - Carolyn Rogers appointed as the next Secretary General of the Basel Committee, 22 March 2019. […]
Press Release - Basel III monitoring results published by the Basel Committee, 20 March 2019. […]
FINRA is aware of a recent scheme that involved an unregistered individual impersonating a registered investment professional to lure in potential investors. This scammer created a fake version of a public FINRA BrokerCheck® report of a legitimate broker—picking an experienced broker with a spotless regulatory record. […]
CPMI Press release "Jurisdictions move forward towards implementing standards for payment, clearing and settlement", 14 March 2019 […]
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Press release about Pablo Hernández de Cos appointed as Chairman of Basel Committee on Banking Supervision […]
Press release about Basel Committee assessing Brazil's implementation of the NSFR regulation and the large exposures framework, 7 March 2019. […]
BIS Press Release - The March 2019 issue of the BIS Quarterly Review - Markets retreat and rebound […]
Press release about BCBS/IOSCO statement on the final implementation phases of the Margin requirements for non-centrally cleared derivatives, 5 March 2019. […]
Fake checks purported to be issued by FINRA appear to be back in circulation in 2019. The checks are counterfeit. Our updated Alert warns the public about job-search scams in which people who respond to ads or online job postings receive checks that appear to be from legitimate companies—including FINRA. […]
Press release about Basel Committee discussing policy and supervisory initiatives and approves implementation reports, 28 February 2019. […]
We are reissuing this alert because, as interest rates have increased in recent months, so have calls to FINRA from investors concerned that promotions for higher-than-average CD rates are in fact pitches for high-commission investment products. […]
Press release "CPMI-IOSCO assessment concludes that Switzerland has generally implemented the PFMI", 30 January 2019. […]
The Committee on the Global Financial System is issuing a report on "Establishing viable capital markets", 23 January 2019. […]
Press release about Basel Committee completing review of Principles for sound liquidity risk management and supervision, 17 January 2019. […]