Tagged: Heath Abshure

Financial Scams Burden Seniors, Investments

Financial Scams Burden Seniors, Investments

Legal

A growing number of Arkansas seniors are being targeted in fraudulent schemes and investment opportunities, derailing a lifetime of planning and absorbing money that could be used on real investments. read more >

Steele Stephens Could Still Face Fines over Shoffner Bribes

WhispersBanking & FinanceLegal

Federal prosecutors gave Steele Stephens immunity from prosecution and let him keep the millions in bond sales commissions he received from the business relationship that resulted in the criminal conviction of former state Treasurer Martha Shoffner. read more >

Motivating Factors (Gwen Moritz Editor's Note)

Motivating Factors (Gwen Moritz Editor's Note)

OpinionLegalEditor's Note

My high school journalism teacher taught me about five Ws and an H — who, what, when, where, why and how. Approximately 1,000 years later, I’ve concluded that that fifth W is the most problematic. read more >

Stephens Inc.'s Ethics Complaint Against Heath Abshure Dismissed

Stephens Inc.'s Ethics Complaint Against Heath Abshure Dismissed

Banking & FinanceLegal

The Arkansas Ethics Commission voted 4-0, with one member not present, to dismiss the complaint against Arkansas Securities Commissioner Heath Abshure that Stephens General Counsel David Knight filed in November. Abshure says he never saw any gray area in the settlements that included donations to NASAA. read more >

Stephens Inc. Asks Legislators to Consider Changes to Securities Law

Stephens Inc. Asks Legislators to Consider Changes to Securities Law

Banking & FinanceLegal

Stephens Inc. of Little Rock suggests changes to state law that would, among other things, move all state securities enforcement actions into the court system. The investment firm made its suggestions in a legislative hearing about its grievance against state Securities Commissioner Heath Abshure. read more >

Lawmakers to Hear More in Abshure, Stephens Conflict

Lawmakers to Hear More in Abshure, Stephens Conflict

LegalCover Story

Arkansas Securities Commissioner Heath Abshure took heat from legislators for more than an hour last week, but threatening weather forced the Joint Performance Review Committee to recess before any other witnesses could be heard. read more >

Workers’ Financial Education a Concern

Workers’ Financial Education a Concern

Cover Story

Americans are notoriously ignorant about basic personal finance, and Arkansans are even less financially savvy than the national average, according to a nationwide study conducted by the FINRA Investor Education Foundation. read more >