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Asset Manager Hedging Results Fined for Failing to Register as a Commodity Trading Advisor


Broker-Dealer, Energy On January 16, 2015, the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) fined an asset manager, using financial instruments to hedge its clients’ risk, for failing to register as a Commodity Trading Advisor (CTA).  See Summit Energy Services Inc., CFTC Docket No. 15-12.  Without admitting or denying any finding or conclusions, the asset manager agreed to pay […] Read more →

by   |   February 12, 2015

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Bad Actor Waivers and Conditions – The Controversy Continues

Broker-Dealer, Litigation, Public Companies and Securities In a prior blog we discussed a Regulation D bad actor waiver granted to Oppenheimer & Co. that imposed conditions on the receipt of the waiver.  The waiver provided... Read more →

by   |   February 4, 2015

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PCAOB Alerts on Deficiencies in Broker-Deal Audits

Broker-Dealer The first five inspections of broker-dealer audit and new attestation engagements subject to PCAOB standards show deficiencies in the auditors’ application of these... Read more →

by   |   January 28, 2015

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SEC Grants Second Bad Actor Waiver With Conditions

Broker-Dealer, Litigation SEC Commissioner Kara Stein recently described what many saw as a possible model for harsher bad actor waivers after settling a matter with the SEC.  According to Ms. Stein... Read more →

by   |   January 27, 2015