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Securities Fraud  CPE Credits: 12
Course Level: Overview
Prerequisite: None




Perpetrators of securities fraud are responsible for not only a loss of assets, but also the devastation of investor confidence, which can carve away at the respect people have for the global financial markets. The destruction caused by their actions, both emotional and financial, is staggering. In fact, one respected academic study from Stanford Law School reported an annual damage estimate of nearly $700 billion for 2007. In a time when headlines are filled with the stories of Madoff and Stanford, preventing and investigating securities fraud is now more important than ever.

This ACFE coruse provides an exploration of the four areas of securities fraud, as well as a historical perspective of financial markets and regulations and how it is relevant to investigating today’s securities fraud schemes.    


What you will learn:

The evolution and development of securities regulation

Preparing for a securities fraud investigation

Common securities fraud schemes

Organizational vulnerability to investor fraud


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Field of study: Specialized Knowledge and Applications

Last Updated: april 2012


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