Securities and Exchange Commission
What Gary Gensler’s Confirmation As SEC Chair Means For Crypto
He will be the first cryptocurrency policy and blockchain technology expert to take the reins at the SEC.
SEC Cautions On Celebrity SPACs
“Celebrities, like anyone else, can be lured into participating in a risky investment or may be better able to sustain the risk of loss.”
Robinhood Settles SEC Charges
The popular trading app agreed to pay $65 million over allegations of misleading customers and mishandling trades.
Kaiser to Leave PCAOB; Chief Auditor to Replace Him
Megan Zietsman, chief auditor and director of professional standards of the PCAOB, will replace Jim Kaiser, who is retiring.
Morningstar Settles Conflict of Interest Charges
The $3.5 million settlement is a rare enforcement action against a ratings agency over conflicts.
COVID-19 Highlights Need to Reset SEC Proposal on MD&A Disclosures
Now is not the time to eliminate important investor information. It is a time to enhance and improve some of the key sections of registrant filings.
SEC Planning to Loosen Auditor Independence Rules
On Monday, the SEC proposed changing the rules to keep auditor committees and auditors from spending time on "non-substantive" rule breaches.
SEC Proposal Protects Executives, Hamstrings Investors
Proposed rule changes would pressure proxy advisory firms to take a more management-friendly stance in their reports and vote recommendations.
RSM Charged by SEC with Violating Auditor Independence Rules
The accounting firm agreed to a $950,000 penalty and to engage an independent consultant to evaluate its current quality controls.
SEC Aims to Ease Disclosure Rules
The commission proposes a more principles-based, less-prescriptive approach to business description and risk factor disclosures.
Nomura to Pay Misled Bond Customers $25 Million
The SEC said traders made misleading statements and the bank failed to properly monitor them.