The Society of the Silurians said last week that my June 10, 2013 New York Times article “A Rise in Requests From Brokers to Wipe the Slate Clean” won first place in the Excellence in Journalism Awards competition in the Business/Financial journalism category.
From the press release:
“Her article highlighted the quiet attack by brokers on BrokerCheck, the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority database that theoretically is intended to protect investors from unscrupulous securities salesmen. Antilla discovered tremendous acceleration in efforts by brokers to have mentions of misconduct expunged from their records and an apparent willingness on the part of the regulators to go along. Her article prompted the regulatory group to review the proposed easing of expungements and to issue new guidelines to securities case arbitrators.”
You can read the article here.