Securities Fraud

Securities Fraud
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12 Credits


Securities and investment fraud is economically devastating. Those who commit these frauds not only cause economic losses, but they also harm investor confidence, and such effects can carve away at the confidence people have in the global financial markets. 

This course explores organizational fraud, investor fraud and advisor fraud. It also provides a historical perspective of financial markets and securities regulations and how they are relevant to investigating today’s securities fraud schemes.  



You Will Learn How To:

Compare the regulatory duties of various government agencies and self-regulating organizations (SROs)

Determine the best methods to investigate securities fraud cases

Identify common securities fraud schemes perpetrated by employees, financial advisors, financial institutions and investors

Recall key information about U.S. securities regulations and their history

Recall the details of important securities fraud cases

Recognize the characteristics of securities, securities markets and securities fraud

CPE Information

CPE Credit: 12
NASBA Information: Accounting
Advanced Preparation: None
Last Updated: April 2024
Delivery Method: QAS Self-Study


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