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SEC Charges Former KPMG Partner and Friend with Insider Trading

Washington, D.C., April 11, 2013 — The Securities and Exchange Commission today charged the former partner in charge of KPMG's Pacific Southwest audit practice and his friend with insider trading on nonpublic information about firm clients.Read more


Mary Jo White Sworn in as Chair of SEC

Washington, D.C., April 10, 2013 — The Securities and Exchange Commission today announced that Mary Jo White was sworn in this morning as the 31st Chair of the SEC.Read more


New Measures to Address Market Volatility

The SEC’s Office of Investor Education and Advocacy is issuing this Investor Bulletin to inform investors of recent safeguards approved by the SEC to address market volatility in U.S. equity markets. On May 31, 2012, the SEC approved a new “Limit Up-Limit Down” mechanism to address market volatility by preventing trades in listed equity securities when triggered by large, sudden price moves in an individual stock. Additionally, the SEC approved proposed rule changes that modify existing circuit breaker procedures related to market-wide trading halts.Read more


SEC Charges Former Medical Device Company Employee for Illegally Tipping Brother with Quarterly Earnings Data

Washington, D.C., April 8, 2013 — The Securities and Exchange Commission today charged a former employee at a California-based medical device manufacturer with illegally tipping confidential financial data to her brother, who illegally traded in the company's stock and enabled his hedge fund clients to do the same.Read more


Investor Bulletin: How to Read a Mutual Fund Shareholder Report

Mutual funds that are registered with the SEC must send reports to their shareholders on a semiannual basis. the semiannual report covers the first six months of the fund's fiscal year, while the annual report covers the fund's entire fiscal year. Mutual funds that are registered with the seC prepare their own shareholder reports and file them with the seC. so long as these funds disclose the information that the seC requires in the shareholder report, they can decide how to organize and present the information within the report.Read more