SEC Proposes Whistleblower Rule Amendments
U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission press release --------- The Securities and Exchange Commission today voted to propose amendments to the rules governing its whistleblower program. The whistleblower program was established in 2010 to incentivize individuals to report high-quality tips to the Commission and help the agency detect wrongdoing and better protect investors and the marketplace.The Commission’s whistleblower program has made significant contributions to the effectiveness of the agency’s enforcement of the federal securities laws. Original information provided by whistleblowers has led to enforcement actions in which the Commission has ordered over $1.4 billion in financial remedies, including more than $740 million in disgorgement of ill-gotten gains and interest, the majority of which has been, or is scheduled to be, returned to harmed investors. To learn more click on the picture below to read the release.