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05/28/2015

The Securities and Exchange Commission today announced a maximum whistleblower award payment of 30 percent of amounts collected in connection with In the Matter of Paradigm Capital Management, Inc. and Candace King Weir, File No. 3-15930 (June 16, 2014), the SEC’s first retaliation case. The whistleblower will receive over $600,000 for providing key original information that led to the successful SEC enforcement action. The whistleblower in this matter suffered unique hardships, including retaliation, as a result of reporting to the Commission. Read more: SEC Announces Award to Whistleblower in First Retaliation Case

05/20/2015

The Securities and Exchange Commission today charged BlackRock Advisors LLC with breaching its fiduciary duty by failing to disclose a conflict of interest created by the outside business activity of a top-performing portfolio manager. Read more: SEC Charges BlackRock Advisors With Failing to Disclose Conflict of Interest to Clients and Fund Boards

05/14/2015

The Securities and Exchange Commission today charged Nationwide Life Insurance Company with routinely violating pricing rules in its daily processing of purchase and redemption orders for variable insurance contracts and underlying mutual funds. Read more: SEC Charges Nationwide Life Insurance Company With Pricing Violations

05/14/2015

The Securities and Exchange Commission today charged a father and son in New York with conducting a serial insider trading scheme involving tips of key nonpublic information in coded e-mail messages disguised as discussions about golf. Read more: SEC Charges Father and Son in $1.1 Million Insider Trading Scheme

05/12/2015

The Securities and Exchange Commission today announced fraud charges against ITT Educational Services Inc., its chief executive officer Kevin Modany, and its chief financial officer Daniel Fitzpatrick. Read more: SEC Announces Fraud Charges Against ITT Educational Services