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Regulator clamps down on misleading ESG fund names
ELIZABETH MCARTHUR  |  WEDNESDAY, 4 MAR 2020
The US Securities and Exchange Commission is calling for public comment on how funds are named, in an effort to restrict the use of potentially misleading fund names. ESG, responsible and ethical funds are under the spotlight as the SEC seeks to protect ...
Hollywood actor charged by SEC
ELIZA BAVIN  |  FRIDAY, 28 FEB 2020
The US Securities and Exchange Commission charged a prominent actor for failing to disclose payments he received for promoting an investment in a bitcoin offering. The SEC found Steven Seagal had not disclosed that he was promised $380,000 (US$250,000) ...
Ponzi scheme rakes in almost $1.5bn
HARRISON WORLEY  |  TUESDAY, 28 JAN 2020
A California-based couple has been charged by the US Securities and Exchange Commission for allegedly running a Ponzi scheme worth just under $1.5 billion (USD$1billion). The SEC has charged Jeffery and Paulette Carpoff with violating antifraud provisions ...
Millions up in smoke in cannabis scam
ELIZABETH MCARTHUR  |  WEDNESDAY, 22 JAN 2020
... it all, as it's alleged the owner - a US film producer - spent the money on a yacht and several luxury cars. The US Securities and Exchange Commission has filed charges against Guy Griffithe and Robert Russell for an alleged scheme that defrauded investors ...
Fraudster dyed hair, grew beard to evade regulator
ELIZABETH MCARTHUR  |  MONDAY, 20 JAN 2020
... collapse dyed his hair and grew a beard in an attempt to go unrecognised as he launched a new bitcoin scheme. The US Securities and Exchange Commission charged Boaz Manor last week with raising over US $30 million from hundreds of investors in a fraudulent ...
The Income Store closed for business
ELIZABETH MCARTHUR  |  WEDNESDAY, 15 JAN 2020
The US Securities and Exchange Commission froze the assets of Ken Courtright's company Todays Growth Consultant which also operated as The Income Store. The commission has filed an emergency enforcement action, obtained a temporary restraining order ...
Goldman Sachs realigns reporting structure
ALLY SELBY  |  WEDNESDAY, 8 JAN 2020
... Card), which had previously been reported in a different division. According to the bank's 8-K filing with the US Securities and Exchange Commission, the newly minted consumer division netted only US$124 million in pre-tax earnings in the third quarter. ...
Six charged in micro pump and dump scheme
ELIZABETH MCARTHUR  |  MONDAY, 6 JAN 2020
The US Securities and Exchange Commission announced that six people have been charged in an international microcap fraud scheme. The scheme allegedly generated $35 million of illegal sales of stock in at least 45 microcap companies. Those charged include ...
Radio host adviser revealed as alleged fraudster
ELIZABETH MCARTHUR  |  FRIDAY, 20 DEC 2019
The US Securities and Exchange Commission has charged a radio host and investment adviser with defrauding hundreds of retail clients out of millions. Keith Springer hosted a radio show called Smart Money with Keith Springer, which is how many of his ...
Former Goldman Sachs exec charged over $62m bribery
ELIZABETH MCARTHUR  |  TUESDAY, 17 DEC 2019
... director Tim Leissner has been charged with bribery in relation to the high profile 1MDB sovereign wealth scandal. The US Securities and Exchange Commission has brought charges against Leissner for allegedly engaging in a corruption scheme, through which ...
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