UBS got flack for recommending VIX ETFs to its clients. This suitability case has in fact deep roots in a significant ETF classification challenge: many product databases are mishandling the wide diversity of ETNs. Significant litigation is to be expected as a result.
Guggenheim had restrictive language against whistleblowing in its compliance manual. The SEC reviewed the manual and fined the firm $209,000 – before any whistleblower was silenced.
The message is clear; the SEC will not tolerate any whistleblower muzzle.
Guy Gentile is a principal with a checkered past: pump-and-dump, lack of registration, soliciting US customers from the Bahamas… He’s not hiding that he went rogue.
He just got sued by the SEC for evading US stock trading regulations. Again.
The SEC and the NY AG are suing CoinSeed for lack of registrations and multiple other counts. That’s a cold shower for the crypto industry. Spoiler alert: adult supervision is needed.
Index providers provide research with some discretion on trillions of assets. They move markets. Their errors are costly.
Should those ‘data providers’ become ‘investment advisors’? The SEC is considering it. Two academics explain why and how this should be implemented.
The first Interpol warrant has been issued in the Cum/Ex tax trading case.
Paul Mora, looked for by Germany, Denmark, and Belgium, is currently in New Zealand. Mr. Mora said that “he would skip his tax fraud trial because of New Zealand’s low Covid-19 infection rate and argued that he wouldn’t get a fair hearing in Germany.”
One of Credit Suisse’s top bankers was up to no good. The firm was warned and did nothing.
This new scandal is unfortunately far from being the first for the Swiss bank. Regulatory investigations (and provisions!) are actually pilling up.
This article explains the last scandal, in the context of the firm’s recent compliance woes.
The managers of GPB Capital have been using the life savings of many retirees to fund their lifestyle. They just got charged by the SEC.
From promises to arrests, GPB’s downfall is a textbook case of what can go wrong when investing. This article lists the initial red flags, which any investors should be wary about, as well as the many steps of their downfall.
Robin Hood is alive and well. He has left the dark forest of Sherwood for the spotlights of social media and financial markets.
This short article introduces the actors of the play and shares the most recent acts/scenes.
Is the main theme of the play still relevant today?