On Jan. 24, 2018 the United States House of Representatives passed the Senior Safe Act. The Senior Safe Act (referred to as “the Act,” formerly H.R. 3758) encourages financial services firms to train employees to spot elder abuse, while granting limited immunity to individuals at financial institutions who report such abuse to law enforcement or regulators in accordance with the Act.
September 06, 2017
An investment adviser firm and its investment adviser representatives are uniquely placed to spot signs of financial exploitation that may be happening to their investment advisory clients. An investment adviser representative is often on the front lines of a client’s finances and becomes quite familiar with a client’s habits, preferences, and personal situation. This knowledge can help the investment adviser representative spot unusual patterns and suspicious requests, whether made directly by the client or by a third party.
Wisconsin Enacts Securities Law that Toughens Penalties for Violations By Investment Advisors Against Seniors
May 18, 2010
Wisconsin has enacted a law which enhances the penalties for violations of the Wisconsin Securities Act if the violations occur against an individual who is 65 years of age or older. The Wisconsin Securities Act prohibits various forms of fraud in connection with the sale or offering of securities or any other securities transactions. Specifically, registered investment advisors, as well as broker dealers, are prohibited form engaging in fraud or employing manipulative, deceptive, or fraudulent devices.