Joe and Jane Consumer may be overwhelmed with what the recently enacted legislation aimed at overhauling financial services means in their day-to-day lives. But advocates say the changes are really in their best interest.
The SEC is asking for feedback on the areas of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act that will impact investors.
The SEC said Goldman Sachs & Co. will pay a $550 million fine, the largest penalty ever paid by a Wall Street firm, to the agency, and reform its business practices to settle charges that it misled investors in a subprime mortgage product.
Investment advisers will soon have to abide by new SEC rules that curb campaign contributions to elected officials given with the hope of getting lucrative contracts for the management of public pension plan assets.
As if it weren't enough that some baby boomers are adjusting to not being able to retire when they would like to, many of them are now dealing with con artists targeting them for all kinds of fraudulent schemes.
The SEC has adopted new rules that curb campaign contributions to elected officials from investment advisers who give with the hope of getting lucrative contracts for the management of public pension plan assets.
The SEC has proposed rule amendments to help clarify the use of target date funds, which are typically tied to a date an investor is set to retire.
A bank employee who pleaded guilty in July 2009 in a case involving $4 million in stolen certificates of deposit from four credit unions and other financial institutions is scheduled to be sentenced this month.
The Canton, Ohio-based ATM provider Diebold Inc. has agreed to settle an allegedly fraudulent accounting case that inflated the company's earnings by at least $127 million, the SEC said earlier this month.
With the recent filing with the SEC for an initial public stock offering by LPL Financial Corp., it remains to be seen what impact, if any, the move will have on the company's more than 230 credit union clients.