An AWC was issued in which the firm was censured, fined $120,000, of which $44,400 is payable to FINRA, and required to revise its WSPs. Without admitting or denying the findings, the firm consented to the sanctions and to the entry of findings that it violated the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 Rule 101 of Regulation M by bidding for a covered security and purchasing a covered security during a restricted period while acting as a distribution participant participating in a distribution of securities on behalf of an issuer.
18 March 2019
An AWC was issued in which the firm was censured, fined $175,000 and required to revise its supervisory system and WSPs with respect to its compliance with its OATS reporting obligation. Without admitting or denying the findings, the firm consented to the sanctions and to the entry of findings that it transmitted reports to OATS that contained inaccurate, incomplete, or improperly formatted data. The findings stated that the ROEs contained inaccurate Firm Order Identifications (FOIDs).
New York Post cited by RGM Communications via Wayback, 26 September 2005
One of the first things any new chairman of the Securities and Exchange Commission does after getting the job is to clear his throat, put on his best “I mean business” scowl, and announce to the world just how tough he intends to be on the miscreants of Wall Street.
Normally, this harmless ritual lets the man taking on Washington’s most thankless job preen a bit in public before getting smacked to the canvas by a system that basically doesn’t want him to be tough at all.
But these are not normal times — and the one thing this country needs more than anything is a government that knows what it is doing and that deserves to be taken seriously by its citizens.
New York Post cited by RGM Communications via Wayback, 27 June 2005
On Thursday the Securities and Exchange Commission’s departing chairman, William Donaldson, will step down from his two-and-a-half year stint as Wall Street’s top regulator, vacating the most thankless and difficult job in the administration to make way for President Bush’s third nominee.
Though Donaldson is widely credited with having been an effective and activist-oriented SEC chairman who — among other things — pursued more high-profile corporate-fraud cases than any chairman before him, he actually initiated only one major SEC fraud probe that has led to litigation against a defendant.