SEC IA Family Friends Fraud

On Oct. 17, SEC charged IA with stealing from family and friends.

  • Bruce Fixelle solicited investments from friends met at a community organization.
  • Investment adviser history of defrauding, of close friends and community members.

Alleged Violations

  • Claimed to friends, he would invest their money in initial and secondary offerings.
  • After investing in offerings, would then sell the holdings before end of trading day.
  • Fixelle said strategy was safe and successful, but in fact, did not invest any funds.
  • Allegedly used the money, to pay mounting personal debt and personal expenses.

Prior Enforcement

  • 2014, Fixelle and Genesis Advisory Services fined $1.5mn redress, interest, fine.
  • SEC continuing investigation being litigated, assisted Bergen County Prosecutor.