SIFMA asserted that insider trading liability should not rely "solely on notions of friendship or family alone, but should instead focus on proof that the tipper obtained, directly or indirectly, something of a 'pecuniary or similarly valuable nature.'"
A recent post on SIFMA's "Pennsylvania + Wall" blog is highly critical of a recently published academic report. SIFMA argues that the report makes "overly broad and inflated claims" concerning levels of misconduct among financial advisors.
SIFMA expressed support for the Senior$afe Act of 2015. In a letter to Senators Susan Collins (R-ME) and Claire McCaskill (D-MO), SIFMA stated that the act would prevent financial exploitation and "better protect firms and advisors who are looking out for the best interest of their elder clients".
SIFMA filed an amicus curiae brief with the U.S. Supreme Court in Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner & Smith, Inc., et al. v. Manning . The case presents the question of whether claims that are based on state law but that relate to violations of the Exchange Act must be heard in federal court. The...