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SEC Halts Alleged Initial Coin Offering Scam

(HedgeCo.Net) The Securities and Exchange Commission obtained a court order halting an allegedly fraudulent initial coin offering (ICO) that targeted retail investors to fund what it claimed to be the world’s first “decentralized bank.” According to the SEC’s complaint, filed […]

Six Accountants Charged with Using Leaked Confidential Data

(HedgeCo.Net) The Securities and Exchange Commission has announced charges against six certified public accountants – including former staffers at the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board (PCAOB) and former senior officials at KPMG LLP – arising from their participation in a […]

SEC Invites Regulated Entities to Voluntarily Submit Self-Assessments of Diversity Policies and Practices

(HedgeCo.Net) The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) Office of Minority and Women Inclusion (OMWI) today introduced its Diversity Assessment Report for Entities Regulated by the SEC. OMWI created the Diversity Assessment Report to complement the Interagency Policy Statement Establishing Joint […]

SEC Invites Regulated Entities to Voluntarily Submit Self-Assessments of Diversity Policies and Practices

(HedgeCo.Net) The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) Office of Minority and Women Inclusion (OMWI) today introduced its Diversity Assessment Report for Entities Regulated by the SEC. OMWI created the Diversity Assessment Report to complement the Interagency Policy Statement Establishing Joint […]

Robert Jackson and Hester Peirce Sworn In as SEC Commissioners

(HedgeCo.Net) Robert J. Jackson Jr. and Hester M. Peirce have been sworn into office as SEC Commissioners by SEC Chairman Jay Clayton. Mr. Jackson and Ms. Peirce were nominated to the SEC by President Donald Trump, and their nominations were […]

Six Accountants Charged with Using Confidential Data to Improve Inspection Results for KPMG

(HedgeCo.Net) The Securities and Exchange Commission today announced charges against six certified public accountants – including former staffers at the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board (PCAOB) and former senior officials at KPMG LLP – arising from their participation in a […]

Executive in Residence at American University Named SEC Deputy Chief Economist

(HedgeCo.Net) The Securities and Exchange Commission has named Dr. Timothy Timura, CFA, as Deputy Director and Deputy Chief Economist in the agency’s Division of Economic and Risk Analysis (DERA). Dr. Timura joins DERA from the faculty of the Kogod School […]

Credit Rating Agencies Show Improvements

(HedgeCo.Net) Credit rating agencies under Securities and Exchange Commission oversight show improved compliance, increased information technology resources, and continued competition, according to two SEC staff reports released today on nationally recognized statistical rating organizations (NRSROs). “NRSROs are continuing to display […]

Trump Nominates Two New SEC Commissioners

(HedgeCo.Net) Robert J. Jackson Jr. and Hester M. Peirce were sworn into office yesterday as SEC Commissioners by SEC Chairman Jay Clayton. Mr. Jackson and Ms. Peirce were nominated to the SEC by President Donald Trump, and their nominations were […]

SEC Reports on Credit Rating Agencies Show Improvements

(HedgeCo.Net) Credit rating agencies under Securities and Exchange Commission oversight show improved compliance, increased information technology resources, and continued competition, according to two SEC staff reports released today on nationally recognized statistical rating organizations (NRSROs). “NRSROs are continuing to display […]

Robert Jackson and Hester Peirce Sworn In as SEC Commissioners

(HedgeCo.Net) Robert J. Jackson Jr. and Hester M. Peirce were sworn into office Thursday as SEC Commissioners by Chairman Jay Clayton. Mr. Jackson and Ms. Peirce were nominated to the SEC by President Donald Trump, and their nominations were confirmed […]

Company Halts ICO After SEC Raises Registration Concerns

(HedgeCo.Net) A California-based company selling digital tokens to investors to raise capital for its blockchain-based food review service halted its initial coin offering (ICO) after being contacted by the Securities and Exchange Commission, and agreed to an order in which […]

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