The SEC enforces the securities laws to protect the more than 65 million American households that have turned to the securities markets to invest in their futures—whether it’s starting a family, sending kids to college, saving for retirement or attaining other financial goals.
Washington D.C., Dec. 11, 2017 — A California-based company selling digital tokens to investors to raise capital for its blockchain-based food review service halted its initial coin offering (ICO) after being contacted by the Securities and Exchange Commission, and agreed to an order in which the Commission found that its conduct constituted unregistered securities offers […]
The Securities and Exchange Commission this week concluded its month of special events and guest speakers – at its Washington, D.C. headquarters, as well as in regional offices around the country – in honor of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) Pride Month. With the help and leadership of the Office of Minority and […]
SEC Charges New York-Based Firm and Supervisors for Failing to Supervise Brokers Who Defrauded Customers
The Securities and Exchange Commission today charged New York-based broker-dealer Alexander Capital L.P. and two of its managers for failing to supervise three brokers who made unsuitable recommendations to investors, “churned” accounts, and made unauthorized trades that resulted in substantial losses to the firm’s customers while generating large commissions for the brokers. Today’s actions find […]