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., Sept. 25, 2017— The Securities and Exchange Commission today announced two new initiatives that will build on its Enforcement Division’s ongoing efforts to address cyber-based threats and protect retail investors. The creation of a Cyber Unit that will focus on targeting cyber-related misconduct and the establishment of a retail strategy task force that […]
Washington D.C., Oct. 17, 2018 — The Securities and Exchange Commission today announced charges against an investment adviser with a history of violating the securities laws for defrauding his close friends and community members. According to the SEC’s complaint filed Tuesday, from at least 2014 through at least 2017, Bruce J. Fixelle solicited investments from close friends he […]
Washington D.C., Aug. 2, 2017— The Securities and Exchange Commission today announced that an overseas stock manipulator has agreed to pay nearly $800,000 and be permanently barred from involvement in penny stocks after hiding his significant stake in a small oil & gas company while secretly funding a fraudulent promotional campaign that artificially boosted the […]