Investment manager loses right to CFP mark until January

The arbiters of the Certified Financial Planner designation last week said they and local investment manager Kay Quinn in April agreed to a settlement that suspended Quinn's right to use the CFP mark until next January. At issue are a handful rules and ethics transgressions, including advising 55 Quinn Financial Partners clients to invest in a real estate securities that weren't registered for sale in Tennessee — for which the state's Department of Commerce and Insurance censured Quinn in 2013. Read the CFP Board's full release here and check out the 2013 state case against Quinn here.

Sep 1, 2015 7:03 AM

Noranda reverse split a done deal

Shareholders of Noranda Aluminum Holding on Monday voted overwhelmingly to approve a 1-for-7 reverse stock split, part of the company's plan to get back in the good graces of the New York Stock Exchange's listing standards panel. Noranda shares (Ticker: NOR) should this morning begin trading around $2.60. Its leaders also must still find ways to boost the Franklin-based company's shareholder's equity above $50 million.

Aug 26, 2015 7:04 AM

Another NYSE notice for Noranda

The New York Stock Exchange's listings regulators have told Noranda Aluminum executives that they need to submit a plan to get the Franklin-based company's market value and shareholder equity back above $50 million. Late last month, the NYSE also told Noranda to get its stock price above $1, something the company plans to do via reverse split. Unless the global aluminum market rebounds soon and lifts Noranda's fortunes, this demand could be harder to meet.

Check out more information about the NYSE's latest letter here.

Aug 11, 2015 2:13 PM

Noranda gets NYSE listing notice, sets reverse split vote date

New York Stock Exchange officials have told Noranda Aluminum Holding executives that the slide in the company's share price to below $1 has put it in the listing standards doghouse. The Noranda team now has six months to get their stock back above $1 on a regular basis. To that end, they will host on Aug. 24 a special shareholders' vote on a 1-for-7 reverse split. Noranda shares (Ticker: NOR) rose more than 6 percent Tuesday to 56.5 cents.

Jul 29, 2015 7:03 AM

AG settles with auto dealer over ad practices

The Tennessee Attorney General's Office and the state Division of Consumer Affairs have reached an agreement with auto dealer Wholesale Inc. that calls on the company to change its advertising. The deal comes after a complaint from a soldier stationed at Fort Campbell led to allegations that the company violated the Tennessee Consumer Protection Act in marketing a fictitious lender and saying it was marketing a limited amount of loans to military personnel. Check out more info here.

Apr 21, 2015 9:01 AM

UBS to add more Nashville jobs

Compliance unit set to grow 30% globally over three years
Apr 17, 2015 7:32 AM

BABC adds D.C. quintet

Group features two partners, focuses on financial services litigation/compliance
Apr 7, 2015 2:54 PM

Pinnacle adds compliance exec for investment units

Former TrustCore leader also will work with new capital markets group
Mar 6, 2015 2:40 PM

First Farmers '12-'13 restatements boost bottom line by $1.5M

Bank's managers formally admit to material weakness in internal controls
Feb 12, 2015 7:08 AM

State to get $25M from S&P settlement

Standard & Poor's Financial Services executives have agreed to settle an investigation into the firm's ratings practices last decade. The company has agreed to pay the Department of Justice and almost 20 states $1.375 billion. Tennessee will get $25 million of that amount. Check out the state's release here.

Feb 3, 2015 12:09 PM