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The SEC Wants Financial Advisors And Firms To Admit Fault

Mary Jo White, Chairman of the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), plans to require some investment firms and/or financial advisors to admit fault in their settlement of SEC enforcement actions. This new tactic will reverse a long-standing custom with regard to SEC enforcement actions where settling parties were permitted to deny fault or liability for their actions. Ms. White wants an admission of wrongdoing because she believes it will deter firms from engaging in future wrongdoing. Ms. White also believes that this new tactic will help better protect investors. The SEC will not require an admission of wrongdoing in the settlement of every enforcement action, but reserve the admission requirement for the most harmful and deliberate acts of misconduct.

For more information on this, please visit: http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424127887324021104578553931876196990.html?mod=WSJ_Markets_LEFTTopStories

If you believe you have been victimized by security fraud, financial malpractice or theft by a stockbroker or financial advisor, please call the securities attorneys of the Costello Law Group at 877-418-0003 for a free consultation.

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