How you respond to an SEC subpoena makes a difference. Tips from an experienced securities attorney.
Robo-Adviser Settles SEC Charges of Misleading Investors
A robo-adviser is an automated investment tool that uses mathematical algorithms to evaluate the prospects of various investment options and, in theory, choose the best one. Robo-advisors are digital platforms that provide automated, algorithm-driven financial planning services with little to no human supervision. A typical robo-advisor collects information from clients […]
Bloomberg Claims – Is the Stock Market Rigged? Most People Think So – We Don’t.
There was an interesting article at Bloomberg.com, which contends that insider trading is everywhere, and no one seems to care.
Having spent the better part of three decades as a securities attorney, and an investor, it seems to me that all three statements are not true. The stock market is not rigged, insider trading is not everywhere, and lots of people care about insider trading.
SEC Chair Gensler Seeks to Amend 10b5-1
The new SEC chair believes that 10b5-1 plans “have led to real cracks in our insider trading regime” and has asked the SEC Staff to make recommendations for the Commission’s consideration on how they might “freshen up” Rule 10b5-1. In his comments to the CFO Network Summit, he made a […]
How the Pandemic Has Changed Attitudes Toward Wealth
https://www.nytimes.com/2021/05/21/your-money/wealth-attitudes-pandemic.html —– Coast-to-coast representation of investors and financial professionals – Securities Lawyer
Removing Customer Complaints and Firm Disputes from BrokerCheck
False CRD Disclosures can ruin your practice, if not your career. Call Sallah Astarita & Cox, LLC today at 212-509-6544 to learn if your complaints and termination disclosures can be permanently removed from your CRD report, and BrokerCheck. We have been helping brokers across the country to remove false reports […]
Rule 8210 – How You Respond Makes a Difference
For FINRA member firms, and employees of FINRA firms (even those who are not registered) FINRA Rule 8210 (Provision of Information and Testimony and Inspection and Copying of Books) gives FINRA the authority to request documents and testimony from firms, registered persons and, in FINRA’s view, other persons and entities […]
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Not All Trial Lawyers Can Handle All Kinds Of Trials
I am a trial lawyer, a litigator, and have been at it for over 30 years. While I have represented clients at trial, in state and federal courts, most of my trial experience is in securities arbitrations, and virtually all of my work is in the securities area. The point […]
Was the Account Churned?
Churning is excessive trading in a customer’s account by a broker taken in the context of the customer’s financial situation and investment objectives. While no one test is available to determine if an account has been churned, churning requires three elements, first, excessive trading, and second, control of the account […]