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Posts Tagged: Securities and Exchange Commission

How are FCPA investigations disclosed?

FCPA investigations are usually disclosed either through SEC filings, agency releases, or company statements. 

While SEC filings are the most common, 27 investigations have been disclosed by agency releases and 32 by company statements.… Continue Reading

SEC names new boss of FCPA unit

The Securities and Exchange Commission said Thursday that Charles Cain is the new Chief of the Enforcement Division’s Foreign Corrupt Practices Act Unit.

Cain has served as Acting Chief of the FCPA Unit since April 2017.… Continue Reading

SEC discloses hack of Edgar

The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission said Wednesday hackers broke into its electronic document storage system last year.

The hackers may have traded on information they found, the SEC said.

SEC chairman Jay Clayton issued a long statement Wednesday about the SEC’s cybersecurity.… Continue Reading

SEC fines chief compliance officer for inaccurate securities filing

The Securities and Exchange Commission Tuesday fined a chief compliance officer for failing to verify information provided by an investment adviser that turned out to be false.

David I. Osunkwo was fined $30,000 and suspended for a year from certain jobs related the investment adviser and securities industry.… Continue Reading

New SEC guidance on conflict minerals disclosure

The Securities and Exchange Commission on Monday issued guidance on the conflict-minerals disclosure requirements contained in the Dodd-Frank Act.

The SEC’s answers to frequently-asked questions from registered companies focused on the scope of corporate disclosure requirements in conflict-minerals reports and the role of independent auditors.… Continue Reading

China sends Big Four audit records to SEC

The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission’s (SEC) may finally be winning its long battle to convince China to hand over audit papers of companies under investigation in the U.S.

The China Securities Regulatory Commission has handed over audit documents produced by Chinese affiliates of Ernst & Young, Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu International and KPMG, and promised to provide work papers related to clients of Ernst & Young and PwC.… Continue Reading

SEC annual report touts FCPA enforcement

The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) published its 2013 Agency Financial Report this week to detail its results for the President, Congress and public.

By the end of the 2013 fiscal year, the SEC had obtained total penalties and disgorgements of $3.4 billion, an increase from the $3.1 billion awarded the year before, it said in the report.… Continue Reading