Market Event Whistleblower Lawyer
Don’t let a market crash go unpunished if misconduct or fraud were to blame. Report what you know and protect your rights with help from a market event whistleblower attorney.
The majority of the time, a market event is something that occurs naturally. A number of factors can lead to a negative market event, often things that have been gradually building to the disruption and the massive losses such an event can cause.
However, there are times when fraudsters and scammers intentionally manipulate market factors to cause a crash, typically in a way that enables them to profit enormously. If you’ve discovered such a securities fraud scheme, a market event whistleblower lawyer from Meissner Associates can help you report your information to the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) so that you can collect a reward.
Intentional Market Events
In financial terms, a market event (sometimes called a black swan event) is a significant change in a market’s performance that diverges from what was expected. These events are impossible to predict, and most frequently take the form of sudden market crashes.
Most market events are not caused intentionally. They can be the result of irresponsible or reckless investor or corporate behavior— but that doesn’t make the event intentional.
However, some market events are caused intentionally. When a market is manipulated in this way, it represents a massive securities fraud violation. If the SEC investigates and issues sanctions in excess of $1,000,000, any whistleblowers who helped expose the fraudulent market event could be rewarded with between 10 and 30 percent of the amount collected.
Other Market Events of Interest to the SEC
It’s also possible for a market event to be unintentional and still of interest to the SEC. For example, a market crash might be caused by poor internal controls and reckless business practices on the part of banks. If the bank gets into financial trouble due to rogue trading or poor decisions, it could destabilize the markets.
The black swan event wasn’t intentional in this example, but it was caused by violations of federal securities laws. The SEC is extremely likely to level sanctions in these types of cases, which could make submitting a tip very lucrative for a market event whistleblower.
By revealing how the crash happened, the whistleblower can also prevent a similar future occurrence. The sanctions send a message to other financial institutions, making it more likely that they’ll correct any misconduct or lax standards so as to avoid a similar fate.
Expose a Market Event with Help from a Whistleblower Attorney
If you’ve encountered a suspicious market event, or if you know of reckless behavior that led to a market crash, Meissner Associates can help you bring your information to the SEC so that you can collect a whistleblower bounty after the investigation runs its course and sanctions are collected.
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