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09/07/2012

Investor Bulletin: Lost and Stolen Securities

The SEC’s Office of Investor Education and Advocacy is issuing this Investor Bulletin to help educate investors about lost and stolen securities and the Commission’s Lost and Stolen Securities Program (“LSSP”), a database for securities certificates reported lost, stolen, missing, or counterfeit.Read more

09/07/2012

SEC Shuts Down San Diego-Based Real Estate Investment Fraud

The Securities and Exchange Commission today announced an asset freeze against a San Diego-based firm and its owner accused of running a real estate investment fraud that raised approximately $50 million from hundreds of investors nationwide.Read more

09/07/2012

SEC Charges Asset Manager Lied to Investors, Hid Major Losses While Boasting Remarkable Performance During Financial Crisis

The Securities and Exchange Commission today announced an emergency enforcement action against an asset manager who has boasted remarkable investment success throughout the global financial crisis while allegedly exaggerating the value of the assets he manages and concealing major losses from investors.Read more

09/06/2012

SEC Charges Oregon-Based Investment Adviser for Failing to Disclose Revenue Sharing Payments

The Securities and Exchange Commission today instituted a settled administrative proceeding against two Portland, Oregon-based investment advisory firms and their owner regarding the failure to disclose a revenue-sharing agreement and other potential conflicts of interest to clients.Read more

09/05/2012

SEC Charges Radio Personality for Conducting Misleading Investment Seminars

The Securities and Exchange Commission today charged a nationally syndicated radio personality and financial advice author for spreading misleading information about his “Buckets of Money” strategy at a series of investment seminars that he and his company hosted for potential clients.Read more