Wednesday, 27 August 2014
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Jun 20 2013 | 11:25am ET
Facing criticism for allowing defendants to settle without admitting wrongdoing, the Securities and Exchange Commission will limit the practice.
New SEC Chairman Mary Jo White said that some companies and individuals will have to accept liability in "cases where… it's very important to have that public acknowledgement." Most defendants will still be allowed to settle without admitting or denying guilt.
White said that decisions would be made on a "case-by-case" basis, and defended the SEC's standard practice, saying it would always "be a major tool in the arsenal and that the SEC "won't let" the new policy delay enforcement efforts.
While the practice has been derided, the SEC said it allows it to resolve cases more quickly and cheaply. But it has been moving to limit the practice, last year instituting a rule that bars defendants who have already admitted guilt in criminal proceedings from using the boilerplate.
Those defendants denied the "without admitting or denying" formula will now have the choice of accepting liability, or fighting the SEC's allegations in court.
Aug 25 2014 | 11:21am ET
As many of you know, FINalternatives was recently acquired by the owners of Futures magazine, a firm called The Alpha Pages LLC. Today marks the soft-launch of a new sister site for both publications. As its name suggests, The Alpha Pages will cover all types of alternative investments, going far beyond the more well-known ones such as hedge funds and private equity. Read more…
Commodities/Futures magazine launched at the precipice of a revolution in the futures industry—really a revolution in the idea of risk management—that would move it from a small niche industry to ...