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Finra's BrokerCheck comes under fire
Database omits bankruptcies, tax liens, and other vital information, lawyers group claims
SEC moves to halt pyramid scheme promoted through Facebook, Twitter
Regulator freezes assets of overseas firm that had bilked $300,000 from 15 U.S. investors.
Former adviser to the stars hit with fraud charges
Financial adviser allegedly spent more than $10K on someone else's credit card
Ex-Merrill adviser sentenced to 10 years in prison
A former Bank of America Merrill Lynch financial adviser was sentenced to 10 years in prison for running a Ponzi scheme that defrauded at least six investors of $2.7 million. Mason Braswell has the story.
WJB Capital executives charged in scheme to prop up firm
Three former WJB Capital Group Inc. executives were charged with defrauding investors of more than $11 million in a bid to prop up the now-defunct broker-dealer. The trio pleaded not guilty.
Regulators have an uphill battle to bring transparency to illiquid investments
Bringing light and due diligence should be a priority for the investment advice industry.
Bill Gross compares Chinese economy to 'mystery meat'
Breakfast with Benjamin:The Bond King: China's a big risk. Plus: JPMorgan goes on a settlement binge, finance industry tells investors to stay calm, Obama administration catches a CBO boomerang, and some healthy balance sheets for the New Year.
Individual advisers can be liable for money laundering, Finra warns
In some cases, the failure to supervise rests with the adviser, not the firm, senior director says.
Careful: Corporate credit card charges can kill a career
Finra seeking to bar advisers even in small expense account error cases. Check out these 8 expense account blunders — from the wacky to the mundane
Securitization makes a comeback
Breakfast with Benjamin: Securitization comes back and it's not all bad...Plus, how JPMorgan is positioned for rising rates, Deutsche Bank suspends currency traders, GM pays a dividend, and more minimum wage math.
Former Wells Fargo broker embroiled in insider beef
A broker who had a client invested in the private-equity shop that was acquiring Burger King was ordered to pay $5.6 million to settle insider trading charges related to the deal.
Alive! Former adviser disappeared after allegedly ripping clients off captured
Aubrey Lee Price went missing in June 2012 after revealing private-placement losses in a cryptic letter. He has been found alive. Trevor Hunnicutt reports.
JPMorgan's Madoff missteps
Breakfast with Benjamin: JPMorgan's Madoff missteps, Prudential's bullishness, ETF inflows' lessons, gold bugs' squashed state and Kraft's Velveeta shortage warning. Plus: pot stocks vs. prison stocks.
Advisers give two thumbs down to movie about Stratton Oakmont
There is a lot of Oscar buzz around “The Wolf of Wall Street,” but the film, which chronicles the rise and fall of notorious broker Jordan Belfort, isn't likely to win any awards from financial advisers.
How many more wolves are left on Wall Street?
Investors and regulators are more tuned in to fraud now than in the days of the big boiler rooms.
- Regulators have an uphill battle to bring transparency to illiquid investments
- Merger of Nicholas Schorsch's American Realty Capital Properties and Cole Real Estate Investments closes
- Schwab's all-ETF 401(k) platform revs up competition
- Social media as a pathway to new clients
- New ETFs are hedged against credit and interest rate risk
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