Tag: SEC fine

Deutsche Bank
July 20, 2018 BY LeapRate Staff

Deutsche Bank hit with $75 million fine for improper handling of ADRs

The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has announced that two U.S.-based subsidiaries of German financial services giant Deutsche Bank AG (FRA:DBK) will pay nearly $75 million to settle charges of improper handling of “pre-released” American Depositary Receipts (ADRs). The case stems from a continuing SEC investigation into abuses involving pre-released ADRs. In proceedings against Deutsche…

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June 19, 2018 BY LeapRate Staff

Merrill Lynch fined $42 million over trade order masking

The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has announced that it has charged Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner & Smith with misleading customers about how it handled their orders. Merrill Lynch agreed to settle the charges, admit wrongdoing, and pay a $42 million penalty. According to the SEC’s order, Merrill Lynch falsely informed customers that it…

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State Street Corp offices
September 07, 2017 BY LeapRate Staff

State Street pays $35 million to settle charges of secret markups on its trading platform

The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission today announced that State Street Corp (NYSE:STT) has agreed to pay more than $35 million to settle charges that it fraudulently charged secret markups for transition management services and separately omitted material information about the operation of its platform for trading U.S. Treasury securities. An SEC order finds that…

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SFC fines
August 15, 2017 BY LeapRate Staff

KPMG to pay $6.2 million SEC fine following audit failures

The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission today announced that KPMG has agreed to pay more than $6.2 million to settle charges that it failed to properly audit the financial statements of an oil and gas company, resulting in investors being misinformed about the energy company’s value. KPMG’s engagement partner in charge of the audit also…

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SFC fines
June 22, 2017 BY LeapRate Staff

SEC adds additional charges and fines in ITG foreign shares ADRs case

The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission today announced additional charges in an enforcement investigation involving the improper handling of American Depositary Receipts (ADRs) by a Wall Street firm’s securities lending desk. The SEC’s order finds supervisory failures by Anthony Portelli, a former managing director and head of operations at broker-dealer ITG Inc., a unit of…

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Morgan Stanley fine
February 14, 2017 BY LeapRate Staff

Morgan Stanley pays $8 million SEC fine for Inverse ETF recommendations

The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission has announced that the Morgan Stanley Smith Barney unit of investment bank Morgan Stanley (NYSE:MS) has agreed to pay an $8 million penalty and admit wrongdoing to settle charges related to single inverse ETF investments it recommended to advisory clients. The SEC’s order finds that Morgan Stanley did not…

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SFC fines
January 26, 2017 BY LeapRate Staff

Citigroup overbilled advisory clients, pays $18 million fine

The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission today announced that the Citigroup Global Markets unit of global banking giant Citigroup Inc (NYSE:C) has agreed to pay $18.3 million to settle charges that it overbilled investment advisory clients and misplaced client contracts. The SEC’s order finds that at least 60,000 advisory clients were overcharged approximately $18 million…

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January 18, 2017 BY LeapRate Staff

Marketing agency MDC Partners hit with $1.5M SEC fine for not disclosing CEO perks

The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission today announced that New York-based marketing company MDC Partners Inc (NASDAQ:MDCA) has agreed to pay a $1.5 million penalty to settle charges that it failed to disclose certain perks enjoyed by its then-CEO and separately violated non-GAAP financial measure disclosure rules. The SEC’s order finds that MDC Partners disclosed…

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