Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Prosecutors Investigating SEC Staff

In an interesting twist, the Wall Street Journal is reporting that federal prosecutors and the office of the inspector general of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission are conducting an investigation of the SEC's New York office for the possibility of improper investments.

According to Reuters, investigators are checking whether the employees' investments comply with SEC internal rules that prohibit trading shares of companies under investigation.

The article claims that the investigation appears limited to the New York office of the securities regulator, and there is no indication of widespread flouting of the rules, according to the report.

For more detail, visit U.S. authorities probing New York SEC staff investments