Violation Tracker Individual Record

Company: 
DBRS Inc.
Penalty: 
$5,814,482
Year: 
2015
Date: 
October 26, 2015
Offense Group: 
financial offenses
Primary Offense: 
investor protection violation
Violation Description: 

The SEC accused credit rating agency DBRS Inc. of misrepresenting its surveillance methodology for ratings of certain complex financial instruments during a three-year period. The firm agreed to pay nearly $6 million to settle the case.

Level of Government: 
federal
Action Type: 
agency action
Agency: 
Securities and Exchange Commission
Civil or Criminal Case: 
civil
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