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 […]
If you view market volatility as an opportunity to purchase more stock at a favorable price, make sure you look beyond the ticker symbol to confirm you are buying the right company. Many companies have similar names. […]
One of the best ways you can protect your investment portfolio is to monitor your holdings and activity. You should make it a habit to review online or paper account statements and trade confirmations on a regular basis. You should review your statement as soon as you receive it to confirm it correctly reflects your investment decisions and any actions you made or authorized during the time the statement covers. […]
October 1-7, 2019 is World Investor Week, a global campaign to raise awareness about the importance of investor education and protection. U.S. securities regulators offer these key messages for Main Street investors. […]
Financial fraud routinely follows on the heels of disaster. Hurricanes and their aftermath are no exception. We are issuing this Alert to warn investors that investment scams may come your way touting stocks and other investments with the promise of huge gains in the wake of major hurricanes. […]
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. […]
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. […]
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. […]
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. […]
FINRA is issuing this alert to inform investors that investments in digital assets, such as ICO tokens and cryptocurrencies, can involve significant uncertainty, as well as risks that are different from more conventional assets like stocks or bonds. […]
Fraudsters continue to impersonate FINRA executives, offering bogus investment "guarantees" to investors as part of an advance-fee scam. Read more about the lengths these fraudsters go to in creating a false sense of security. […]
Washington, DC—FIA today joined Managed Funds Association, U.S. Chamber of Commerce, Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association, American Bankers Association, American Cotton Shippers... Washington, DC - FIA today announced the election of new directors to its board at the annual board of directors meeting. The board added Paul Anderson of Deutsche Bank, Samina Anwar of...Washington, DC – Today, FIA President and CEO Walt Lukken made the following statement after the CFTC issued several no-action letters that give the derivatives industry flexibility to deal with...With the health and well-being of our society in the forefront of our minds, FIA has implemented several measures to keep members informed of issues related to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) and to...Washington, D.C.--FIA today released a study on trading and clearing trends in derivatives markets. The study assesses market sentiment towards several major market structure trends, including the...I want to thank FIA members and Boca attendees for their understanding and support of our decision to cancel the 45th Annual Boca International Futures Industry Conference due to the global...On Monday, March 9, 2020, FIA submitted a comment letter to the CFTC in response to its proposed rule regarding the cross-border application of the registration thresholds and certain requirements...(Feed generated with FetchRSS) […]
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BCBS Press release "Basel Committee sets out additional measures to alleviate the impact of Covid-19", 3 April 2020 […]
BCBS Press release "Basel Committee and IOSCO announce deferral of final implementation phases of the margin requirements for non-centrally cleared derivatives", 3 April 2020 […]
Press release "Governors and Heads of Supervision announce deferral of Basel III implementation to increase operational capacity of banks and supervisors to respond to Covid-19", 27 March 2020 […]
Press release "Basel Committee coordinates policy and supervisory response to Covid-19", 20 March 2020 […]
Press release about Basel Committee assesses members' implementation of the Net Stable Funding Ratio and large exposures framework, 19 March 2020 […]
BIS statement, 16 March 2020. […]
BIS Press Release - Shaping the future of payments: BIS Quarterly Review, 1 March 2020 […]
Basel Committee Press release "Basel Committee meets to review vulnerabilities and emerging risks, advance supervisory initiatives and promote Basel III implementationl", 27 February 2020. […]