Wall Street’s Dirty Little Secrets: Uncovered and Analyzed at http://RRBDLAW.com<?:namespace prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office" />
<?:namespace prefix = st1 ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:smarttags" />New York, New YorkOctober 31, 2005
Every month Wall Street’s regulators issue disciplinary decisions that fine and suspend stockbrokers and their firms --- but many of the more interesting stories get buried among the sheer volume of cases. Nationally-known regulatory lawyer Bill Singer analyzes the securities industry’s docket and provides insight and provocative commentary. Here are some of the more unusual NASD items Bill uncovers at http://rrbdlaw.com this month:
Regulation by Sleepwalking
- To live in NYC is to wake up to radio spots for David Lerner Associates. However, that iconic seller of bonds just got slammed by NASD for its advertising. Not only isn’t it clear to Bill Singer that the representations cited were misleading, but he’s also wondering what took so long. NASD filed a Complaint in 2004 about conduct going back to 2001 and finally settles the case in 2005. Is this sleepwalking or effective regulation? (David Lerner Associates)
- The NASD gives the notary seal of disapproval to several respondents. Why this sudden explosion in the misuse of notarized signatures? (Brad David Wilson; David Ray Kelly; Roger Dean Harper, Jr.)
Neither a Borrower Nor a Lender Be
- How everything that can go wrong does go wrong when one broker decided to borrow money from his client. (Thomas Michael Aretz.).
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