Monday, October 26, 2015

SEC News - Auditor Independence, FCPA Violations, and Another UBS Settlement

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Grant Thornton India LLP and Australia-based Grant Thornton Audit Pty Limited have been charged with auditor independence violations that occurred when two Grant Thornton Mauritius partners served on the boards of Mauritius-based subsidiaries of companies that were Grant Thornton audit clients and performed non-audit services prohibited under the SEC’s auditor independence rules.
A New Jersey fund manager and his firm have been charged with defrauding investors by lying about his credentials, concealing trading losses, and using investor funds to make Ponzi-like payments to other investors.

New York-based pharmaceutical company Bristol-Myers Squibb has agreed to settle charges that its joint venture in China made cash payments and provided other benefits to health care providers at state-owned and state-controlled hospitals in exchange for prescription sales. 


Two UBS Advisory Firms Settle Charges Arising From Failure to Disclose Change in Investment Strategy

Two UBS advisory firms have agreed to settle charges arising from their roles in failing to disclose a change in investment strategy by UBS Willow Fund LLC, a closed-end fund they advised.



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