All: 2000 Headlines

NASAA President Testifies on Future of State Securities Regulation

WASHINGTON (May 8, 2000) – Testifying before the Senate Banking Committee, the nation’s top state securities cop said today that regulators need to “take a fresh look at what they do, how they do it and its impact on industry and consumers” in light of globalization, new electronic technologies and the record number of investors […]

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Market Volatility: Investors Should Stay Focused on the Long Term

Top state securities regulator urges diversification, patience, homework WASHINGTON (April 7, 2000) — Recent volatility in the stock market shouldn’t cause investors to question the benefits of a long-term commitment to a diversified financial portfolio, the nation’s top state securities regulator said today. “Market gyrations like we’ve seen lately are more troublesome for traders than […]

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Baby Boomers Could Face Financial Hardships in Retirement

SEC, NASAA, and ASEC Host Expert Panel Discussion at the National Press Club WASHINGTON, DC (April 4, 2000) – Tens of millions of Baby Boomers grew up listening to Mick Jagger and the Rolling Stones sing “Time Is On My Side.” However, experts say time is running out for many Boomers who will soon reach […]

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State Securities Regulators Announce Completion of D.H. Blair Settlement Agreement

Firm completes settlement by funding restitution fund WASHINGTON (March 31, 2000) — D.H. Blair & Co., Inc., a New York-based brokerage firm with a lengthy regulatory history, has funded a $2.25 million escrow account to be used for consumer refunds. This restitution fund for investors was established under a 1998 agreement with state securities regulators. […]

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NASAA names Marc Beauchamp new executive director

WASHINGTON (March 15, 2000) – The North American Securities Administrators Association (NASAA) today named Marc Beauchamp its new executive director. Beauchamp, 47, joined NASAA two years ago as its communications director. He previously held similar posts with the Nasdaq Stock Market and its parent, the National Association of Securities Dealers. In the early Nineties, he […]

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Movie "Boiler Room" Wins "Thumbs Up" from Top State Securities Cop

WASHINGTON (February 1, 2000) – The soon-to-be-released motion picture “Boiler Room” won praise today from the nation`s top state securities cop for shining the spotlight on a criminal subculture on Wall Street that has stolen hundreds of millions-perhaps billions-of dollars from investors. “[Writer-director] Ben Younger deserves to be commended for this realistic, insider`s view” of […]

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Movie “Boiler Room” Wins “Thumbs Up” from Top State Securities Cop

WASHINGTON (February 1, 2000) – The soon-to-be-released motion picture “Boiler Room” won praise today from the nation`s top state securities cop for shining the spotlight on a criminal subculture on Wall Street that has stolen hundreds of millions-perhaps billions-of dollars from investors. “[Writer-director] Ben Younger deserves to be commended for this realistic, insider`s view” of […]

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Wall Street crime should earn prison time, says top state regulator

Law enforcement summit planned to boost number of criminal cases WASHINGTON (January 9, 2000) – White-collar criminals who commit securities fraud deserve prison time just like thieves, muggers and murderers, a leading securities regulator said today. “Someone steals your car, they go to prison. A con artist steals the money your parents need for retirement, […]

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High on Technology Stocks? The Antidote: Diversification

A Portfolio, Patience Important for Investors of All Ages, Says Top State Regulator WASHINGTON (January 4, 2000) – Noting the recent euphoria over technology stocks, a leading securities regulator today urged investors of all ages not to forget the time-tested strategy of diversification and patience. “With Nasdaq up 85% last year and technology such a […]

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