Stay on Target

Don't stray from your investment strategy. Don't chase yields. Make sure your investment strategy follows your marketing materials. According to SEC charges, Charles Schwab failed to do this with its YieldPlus Fund in 2007. The fund was marketed as a Short Term Bond fund and described the...

This Week in Securities Litigation (April 8, 2011)

Prosecutors concluded their case-in-chief in the Galleon insider trading trial this week. SEC enforcement, in conjunction with the U.S. Attorney's Office in New Jersey, brought an insider trading case against an attorney, a former associate of three prominent law firms, and a professional trader...

SEC Secures $2.7 Million Judgment Against Broker and Others

The Commission prevailed on a motion for summary judgment against a brokerage firm, its principle and a former managing director, ultimately securing judgments of over $2.7 million. SEC v. Constantin, Civil Action No. 11-CV-4642 (S.D.N.Y. Filed July 6, 2011). This is one of what may be an increasing...