Bloomberg Law
June 25, 2019, 4:15 PMUpdated: June 25, 2019, 7:28 PM

More SEC Cases Over High Investor Fees Expected, Official Says (1)

Andrew Ramonas
Andrew Ramonas
Securities Regulation Reporter

The SEC likely will bring more enforcement actions against investment firms that pushed mutual funds with higher fees on clients who had cheaper options, a senior agency official said.

The Securities and Exchange Commission’s Share Class Selection Disclosure Initiative has been “phenomenally successful” since it launched in 2018, Steven Peikin, a co-director of the agency’s Enforcement Division, said June 25. Wells Fargo & Co., Raymond James Financial Inc., and Royal Bank of Canada units were among 79 investment advisers that returned more than $125 million in investor money in March as part of the initiative.

The agency didn’t seek fines, ...