SEC News

Mines Must Disclose Safety Violations to Investors Under New SEC Rules

Mining companies will need to disclose to investors information about health and safety violations under new rules adopted on Wednesday by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. The rules, which are required by last year’s Dodd-Frank Wall Street overhaul law, …

SEC Sues Brokerage Insurance Fund Over Stanford Victims’ Claims

Federal securities regulators have sued a brokerage industry backed fund on behalf of victims who lost money in Allen Stanford’s alleged $7 billion Ponzi scheme and have yet to recover any funds. The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission asked a …

AXA Rosenberg Settles Coding Lawsuit for $65 Million

Money manager AXA Rosenberg and co-founder Barr Rosenberg agreed to pay $65 million to settle a lawsuit by investors who said they lost money after a computer coding glitch impeded the firm’s ability to manage risk. Tuesday’s settlement came nine …

U.S. SEC to Limit Charges Against Allianz

The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission does not plan to charge Allianz SE for illegal activity at its private equity investments, according to two people familiar with the matter, in a case that could have tested the agency’s reach. Europe’s …

SEC Concedes Challenges in Probes of Rating Agencies

The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission faces hurdles proving wrongdoing at credit-rating agencies, the agency’s enforcement chief said, pointing to the complexity of the cases and the industry’s strong legal defenses. SEC Enforcement Director Robert Khuzami’s comments to Reuters came …

S&P Balks at SEC Proposal to Disclose Rating Errors

Standard & Poor’s, whose unprecedented downgrade of U.S. debt triggered a worldwide stocks sell-off, is pushing back against a U.S. government proposal that would require credit raters to disclose “significant errors” in how they calculate their ratings. S&P, which was …

Bank of America Says Legal Losses Could Hit $2.3 Billion

Bank of America Corp.’s legal losses could cost as much as $2.3 billion above money already set aside to cover litigation, the largest U.S. bank by assets said in a securities filing. BofA raised the possible legal loss estimate by …

SEC Seeks More Disclosure by AIG on Credit Ratings

The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission has asked insurer American International Group (AIG) to provide more disclosure about how and why it assigns credit ratings to investments in its portfolio, according to letters between the regulator and the company disclosed …

SEC Says Brokerage Fund Should Compensate Stanford Victims

In a major victory for victims of Allen Stanford’s alleged Ponzi scheme, U.S. regulators have concluded that they should be compensated by a brokerage industry-backed fund. The decision announced Wednesday by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission comes nearly two …

SEC Proposes Tighter Rules for Securities Brokers

U.S securities brokers would be more closely scrutinized by accountants and be subject to stricter rules for how they handle their customers’ assets under a plan proposed by federal regulators Wednesday. The proposal by the Securities and Exchange Commission is …