US SEC slams Finra for altering documents

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The US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has ordered the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (Finra) to improve its methods for producing documents during SEC inspections, according to a cease-and-desist order issued on October 27.

The SEC has ordered Finra, an industry-funded self-regulatory body, to hire an independent consultant and take other measures to improve its policies, procedures and training, after certain documents requested as part of an investigation were altered.

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