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Broker and Supervisor Liable for Customer Conduct

Failing to Stop Wash Sales and Matched Orders Leads to Disciplinary Proceedings By John M. Baker, Esq. The U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit on Friday affirmed an SEC order finding a registered representative and her supervisor responsible for a customer’s improper trades. Graham v. SEC, No. 99- […]

Mutual Funds - ETFs News

GAO Report on Mutual Fund Fees Released

Makes Recommendations for Improved Disclosure By John M. Baker, Esq. The General Accounting Office released its long-awaited, and long (132 PDF pages), report on mutual fund fees. GAO, Mutual Fund Fees: Additional Disclosure Could Encourage Price Competition, No. GAO/GGD-00-126 (June 2000). The report notes that most investors have focused on […]

Arbitration News

Court Upholds Prehearing Dismissal of Clearing Broker

“Clearing firms are generally not responsible to customers for the actions of an introducing broker” Warren v. Tacher, C.A. No. 3:99-CV-806-R (W.D. Ky., 6/2/00): We mentioned this recent ruling in this well-known arbitration case in last week’s Arbitration Alert (00-26). The Award under challenge in this proceeding constituted the largest […]