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Enzo Financial Analytics Acquired By Hazeltree Treasury Solutions

October 5, 2019

US based treasury management and portfolio financial services provider Hazeltree recently revealed in an announcement that it has hired another US based financial services provider Enzo Financial Analytics-former subsidiary of CME Group – US marketplace giant which provider exchange, trading and clearance services. Enzo Financial Analytics in more popularly known in the market as leading provider of portfolio analytics for hedge funds and prime brokers.

Niguel Brooks Appointed as Head of Infrastructure and Operations at HKEX

June 19, 2019

Hong Kong Exchange and Clearing announced earlier this week that it has hired Niguel Brooks as its new head of infrastructure and operations. The infrastructure and operations department is responsible for handling and managing all its application systems. In his new role as head of infra and ops, Brooks will be reporting to Richard Leung, Chief Technology Officer at HKEX.

Citigroup to Restructure Its FX Business Operations

June 19, 2019

US-based multinational investment banking and financial service provider Citigroup Inc recently made an announcement revealing its plans to merge two of its Forex related business operations into one single business operation. The banking giant announced that the decision to merge two units was agreed upon post its recent enterprise-wide review owing to a series of consumer scandals and as some of its business ventures failed to meet expected targets.

Kiwis Take Longer to Choose a Movie Than Check KiwiSaver

June 19, 2019

Many New Zealanders spend longer choosing a movie to watch than reading and acting on their annual KiwiSaver statement.
A recent survey of 1100 New Zealanders for the Financial Markets Authority (FMA) found four out of five people took up to 10 minutes to choose a movie, but just over half of those questioned spent the same time reading their KiwiSaver annual statement.

Securities Regulators Encourage Canadians to Help Identify and Stop Senior Financial Abuse

June 16, 2019

The Canadian Securities Administrators (CSA) is encouraging Canadians to be aware of the signs of financial abuse of seniors as part of World Elder Abuse Awareness Day (WEAAD) on June 15, 2019. Through a variety of online resources and activities across Canada, the CSA, its members and other senior-focused groups are highlighting the issue and the need to recognize, report and stop financial abuse of seniors.

B.C. Residents and Nevada-based Company Breached Cease Trade Order and Made Misrepresentations

June 10, 2019

A British Columbia Securities Commission (BCSC) panel has found that three B.C. residents and a Nevada-based green energy company breached a cease trade order of the BCSC and failed to tell investors about the existence of the order. 

ecoTECH (now known as Dong Fang Hui Le Inc.) and three of its top executives, Chief Executive Officer Colin V. Hall, Chief Financial Officer Rolf Eugster and Director Anne Sanders, sold $55,100 worth of securities in 2013 to 16 investors despite a cease trade order issued by the BCSC in 2012. In addition, they failed to tell investors about the order.

SEC Charges Kik Interactive Inc. With Conducting $100 Million Unregistered ICO

June 10, 2019

As alleged in the SEC’s complaint, Kik had lost money for years on its sole product, an online messaging application, and the company’s management predicted internally that it would run out of money in 2017.  In early 2017, the company sought to pivot to a new type of business, which it financed through the sale of one trillion digital tokens.  Kik sold its “Kin” tokens to the public, and at a discounted price to wealthy purchasers, raising more than $55 million from U.S. investors.  The complaint alleges that Kin tokens traded recently at about half of the value that public investors paid in the offering.

SEC Announces Enforcement and Investor Education Initiatives to Protect Teachers and Military Service Members

June 8, 2019

The Securities and Exchange Commission today announced two new education initiatives that will build on its ongoing efforts to protect retail investors. The Teachers’ Initiative and the Military Service Members’ Initiative will build on the Commission’s past efforts and focus additional enforcement and investor education resources on behalf of teachers, veterans, and active duty military personnel stationed domestically and abroad.

MAS Imposes Civil Penalty of $336,000 on Mr Tham Wai Mun Raphael for Insider Trading

June 6, 2019

The Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) has imposed a civil penalty of $336,000 on Mr Tham Wai Mun Raphael for insider trading. He had sold shares in Auhua Clean Energy PLC (ACE), a company listed on the Alternative Investment Market of the London Stock Exchange, while in possession of non-public and price-sensitive information concerning the company.