On Wednesday, November 9, 2011, the SEC issued a Press Release announcing that it had filed 735 enforcement actions in the fiscal year ending September 30, 2011, touting it as the "most enforcement actions filed in a single year".
On Monday, November 7, 2011, the SEC filed its Brief in response to questions posed by the Court regarding the proposed settlement in SEC v. Citigroup, No. 11-cv-7387 (S.D.N.Y.).
On Thursday, October 27, 2011, New York federal Judge Jed Rakoff issued an Order in the SEC's case against Citigroup Global Markets, Inc., scheduling a hearing for November 9, 2011.
On Wednesday, October 19, 2011, the SEC announced a settlement with Citigroup's principal U.S. broker-dealer, Citigroup Global Markets, Inc., who had been charged with misleading investors about a $1 billion collateralized debt obligation ("CDO") tied to the housing market.
The SEC announced on Tuesday, September 27 that it had filed a settled administrative proceeding against RBC Capital Markets LLC for misconduct relating to the sale of unsuitable investments (credit-linked notes that were tied to the performance of synthetic collateralized debt obligations or "CDOs") to five Wisconsin school districts.