Posts tagged municipal-securities.
FINRA issued its late-July Regulatory Notice 15-27 warning brokerage firms that inadvertent short positions or fail-to-delivers in municipal securities trading can create situations where the member-firm pays a customer substitute interest that is not tax-deductible. Firms need to ensure their supervisory and compliance systems, and just as importantly their customer communications, address those situations. Short sales of municipal securities (selling a borrowed position, and buying it in lower, later) are rare. But the IRS has held that the lender's receipt of interest ...
Posted in: FINRA

The SEC continues to ramp up its Enforcement efforts in the municipal-securities realm. The agency announced a series of settled actions on November 6. First "Control Person" Charge Against Issuer Officials The Commission announced a settled administrative proceeding against municipal issuer Allen Park, Michigan and settlements in federal-court actions against the City's former Mayor and City Administrator. The SEC charged that offering documents for two bond issues knowingly painted too rosy a picture for a $146 million film-studio project, which had been all but ...

Posted in: MSRB, SEC
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