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The SEC's Office of Investor Education and Advocacy regularly publishes educational content and participates in a variety of outreach events, all designed to help investors make better decisions and avoid fraud. Tune in to Investor.gov for news, alerts, and events that may be of interest to you.

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08/27/2015

The Securities and Exchange Commission’s Office of Investor Education and Advocacy is issuing this Investor Bulletin to help investors understand the role of receivers in SEC cases. Read more: Investor Bulletin: 10 Things to Know About Receivers

08/20/2015

The SEC’s Office of Investor Education and Advocacy is issuing this Investor Bulletin to provide investors with a general overview of the SEC’s mission, responsibilities, and organizational structure. Read more: Investor Bulletin: An Introduction to the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission – Organization and Mission

08/17/2015

The Securities and Exchange Commission today announced that two Citigroup affiliates have agreed to pay nearly $180 million to settle charges that they defrauded investors in two hedge funds by claiming they were safe, low-risk, and suitable for traditional bond investors. The funds later crumbled and eventually collapsed during the financial crisis. Read more: Citigroup Affiliates to Pay $180 Million to Settle Hedge Fund Fraud Charges

08/13/2015

The Securities and Exchange Commission today announced that St. Louis-based brokerage firm Edward Jones and the former head of its municipal underwriting desk have agreed to settle charges that they overcharged customers in new municipal bonds sales. It’s the SEC’s first case against an underwriter for pricing-related fraud in the primary market for municipal securities. The firm also was charged with separate misconduct related to supervisory failures in its review of certain secondary market municipal bond trades. Read more: Edward Jones to Pay $20 Million for Overcharging Retail Customers in Municipal Bond Underwritings

08/13/2015

The Securities and Exchange Commission today announced that three Maryland men have agreed to settle charges that they defrauded investors in a company that owns and operates residential and commercial real estate. Boston-based Signator Investors Inc. and one of its supervisors agreed to settle separate charges that they failed to supervise two of the men who worked in Signator’s Maryland office. Read more: Three Maryland Men Settle Charges They Defrauded Investors in Real Estate Investment Company