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Posted on: April 3, 2014

Kansas Securities Commissioner Announces Opening of 2014 Investor Education Grant Cycle

TOPEKA, KS – Kansas Securities Commissioner Josh Ney has announced that applications are now open for his agency’s 2014 Investor Education grant cycle. The deadline for applications to be received by the Office of the Kansas... Read on...

Click here for a PDF version of the press release.
Posted on: March 31, 2014

Governor Declares Financial Literacy Month in Kansas

Proclamation Signing

TOPEKA, KS – Governor Sam Brownback has signed a proclamation declaring the month of April as Financial Literacy Month in the state of Kansas, noting that financial literacy is essential to ensuring that Kansans are well... Read on...

Posted on: March 3, 2014

Kansas Securities Commissioner Announces 2014 Financial Scholars Video Contest

2013 Winners

Topeka, KS--- The Kansas Securities Commissioner is looking for creative videos that highlight the importance and value of informed, long-term investing. The winning video will be featured on the Securities Commissioner’s... Read on...

Posted on: February 27, 2014

Securities Fraud Charges Filed Against Lawrence Man

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
February 27, 2014
Media Contact: Caley LoveDirector of Communications
785-296-3580caley.love@ksc.ks.gov

Securities Fraud Charges Filed Against Lawrence Man

Roderic Deines has been... Read on...

To view a PDF of the release, click here.
Posted on: February 10, 2014

Proud Veterans Ordered to Cease and Desist for Violating Kansas Securities Laws

Derby, KS--- Kansas Securities Commissioner Josh Ney has issued a cease and desist order and notice of intent to impose administrative sanctions against Proud Veterans, LLC and its CEO, Nick Gnemi, of Derby.

The cease... Read on...

Click here to view a copy of the order.
Posted on: January 14, 2014

Securities Fraud Charges Filed Against Belleville Man

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
January 14, 2014
Media Contact: Caley LoveDirector of Communications
785-296-3580caley.love@ksc.ks.gov

Topeka, KS--- Kansas Securities Commissioner Josh Ney announced that on January 10... Read on...

Posted on: December 24, 2013

New Securities Fraud Charges Filed Against Wichita Businessmen

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
December 24, 2013
Media Contact: Caley LoveDirector of Communications
785-296-3580caley.love@ksc.ks.gov

Wichita, KS--- Prosecutors for the Office of the Kansas Securities Commissioner... Read on...

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Posted on: December 19, 2013

New Victim Comes Forward in Securities Fraud Case against Former Wichita Investment Adviser

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
December 19, 2013

Media Contact: Caley LoveDirector of Communications
785-296-3580caley.love@ksc.ks.gov

Topeka, KS--- More charges are being filed against Dennis D. Bailey, a former... Read on...

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Posted on: October 30, 2013

Commissioner orders Atchison business to Cease and Desist from Selling Unregistered Securities

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
October 30, 2013
Media Contact: Caley LoveDirector of Communications
785-296-3580caley.love@ksc.ks.gov

Securities Commissioner orders Atchison business to Cease and Desist from Selling... Read on...

Posted on: October 10, 2013

Securities Commissioner files Felony Charges against former Wichita Financial Adviser

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
October 10, 2013
Media Contact: Caley LoveDirector of Communications
785-296-3580caley.love@ksc.ks.gov

Securities Commissioner files Felony Charges against former Wichita Financial... Read on...

Posted on: September 6, 2013

Kansas Senate Confirmed Governor's Appointment of Josh Ney as Kansas Securities Commissioner

Josh Ney

The Kansas Senate confirmed Josh Ney for the position of Kansas Securities Commissioner on September 4, 2013. He had served as Acting Commissioner since February of 2013.

Prior to his appointment, Ney served as a Special... Read on...

Posted on: August 29, 2013

Securities Commissioner's Staff Recognized for Outstanding Service

Group Picture 8-28-13

Governor Sam Brownback recognized outstanding state employees of the quarter yesterday and our office was pleased to have two of our own awarded! Congrats to Kathy Bock and Shelly Welch!

Kathy has worked for our office... Read on...

Posted on: July 31, 2013

Kansas Investment Advisor Suspended and Ordered to Cease and Desist for Fraudulent Activity

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
July 31, 2013

Media Contact: Caley LoveDirector of Communications
785-296-3580caley.love@ksc.ks.gov

Kansas Investment Advisor Suspended and Ordered to Cease and Desist for Fraudulent... Read on...

Posted on: June 25, 2013

Securities Commissioner Eases Exemption Limitations for Raising Capital in Kansas

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
June 25, 2013

Media Contact: Caley LoveDirector of Communications
caley.love@ksc.ks.gov

Kansas Securities Commissioner Eases Exemption Limitations for Raising Capital in Kansas

The... Read on...

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Posted on: May 17, 2013

Wamego High School Students Receive Financial Literacy Certificates

Wamego Students

Topeka, KS- Students, parents, faculty and staff gathered last Monday in the Wamego High Auditorium for the high school awards ceremony honoring students for academic as well as athletics achievements, and recognizing... Read on...

Posted on: May 13, 2013

Investor Alert: Kansans Cautioned About Potential Fraud Tied to International Investment Scheme

Topeka, KS--- The Kansas Securities Commissioner issued a cease and desist order after learning that at least four Kansas residents had invested a total of $22,000 in an international investment scheme.

The order alleges... Read on...

Posted on: May 9, 2013

Kansas Financial Scholars Program Video Contest Winners Announced

Pic with Governor

Topeka, KS--- Interim Kansas Securities Commissioner Josh Ney along with Governor Sam Brownback awarded three students from Salina South High School, along with their teacher, with iPad minis for their winning video... Read on...

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Posted on: April 1, 2013

Governor Signs Proclamation Declaring April Financial Literacy Month

Governor Signing Proclamation

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
April 1, 2013

Media Contact: Caley Love Director of Communications
Office of the Kansas Securities Commissioner 785-296-3580
caley.love@ksc.ks.gov

TOPEKA, KS – Governor Sam Brownback... Read on...

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Posted on: March 4, 2013

Office of Securities Commissioner Announces Financial Scholars Video Contest

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
March 4, 2013

Media Contact: Caley LoveDirector of Communications
785-296-3580caley.love@ksc.ks.gov

Office of Kansas Securities Commissioner Announces Financial Scholars Video... Read on...

For full PDF version of release, click here!
Posted on: February 25, 2013

Kansas Saves Week (America Saves Week)

America Saves Week!

America Saves Week is coordinated by America Saves and the American Savings Education Council. Started in 2007, the Week is an annual opportunity for organizations to promote good savings behavior and a chance for... Read on...

To go the America Saves Week website, click here!
Posted on: November 26, 2012

Securities Commissioner reduces requirements for registered Investment Advisers.

Here is a link to the new IA registration requirements.

IA Registration Requirements
Posted on: November 8, 2012

WICHITA BUSINESSES ISSUED CEASE AND DESIST ORDER

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
Nov. 8, 2012

WICHITA BUSINESSES ISSUED CEASE AND DESIST ORDERWICHITA, Kan.—Kansas Securities Commissioner Aaron Jack announced that on November 7, 2012, an administrative Cease and Desist Order... Read on...

Posted on: September 11, 2012

Kansas Securities Commissioner set to kick-off Women and Money Series

For Immediate Release:
Sept. 11, 2012

Kansas Securities Commissioner set to kick-off Women and Money Series

Topeka, Kan. - Securities Commissioner will be making opening remarks at the 2012 Women and Money... Read on...

Posted on: August 16, 2012

Kansans Encouraged To Be Cautious When Investing in Oil And Gas

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
Aug. 15, 2012

KANSANS ENCOURAGED TO BE CAUTIOUS WHEN INVESTING IN OIL AND GASIn recent years, Kansas landowners with mineral rights have enjoyed the financial benefit of oil and natural gas... Read on...

Posted on: May 23, 2012

Commissioner Jack Issues a Special Order Waiving Surety Bond Requirements

For Immediate Release: May 21, 2012

Commissioner Jack Issues a Special Order Waiving Surety Bond Requirements

Topeka, Kan- Commissioner Jack announced that he has issued a Special Order –... Read on...

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Posted on: May 15, 2012

Commissioner Jack Recognizes Shawnee Mission Northwest Students, Teacher for Top Financial Literacy

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For Immediate Release May 14, 2012

Commissioner Jack Recognizes Shawnee Mission Northwest Students, Teacher for Top Financial... Read on...

Posted on: May 3, 2012

Pottawatomie County corporations considering securities act exemption to raise funds

May 3, 2012

Pottawatomie County corporations considering securities act exemption to raise funds

WAMEGO, KAN. - Kansas Securities Commissioner Aaron Jack attended a meeting at the Columbian Theatre in Wamego speaking... Read on...

Posted on: April 10, 2012

Securities Commissioner Says Aspects of Dodd-Frank Are Roadblocks to Economic Recovery

Jack at WIBW Studio

Governor Brownback announced yesterday that he would allow two Kansas bills, SB 345 and HB 2505, to become law without his signature. The bills are a direct result of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection... Read on...

Posted on: March 30, 2012

Special Order for Investment Advisers with Fewer Than 15 Clients

Special Order Granting Temporary Exemption for Certain Investment Advisers

WHEREAS, the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act ("Dodd-Frank Act") made significant changes to the federal regulation of investment advisers; and...

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Posted on: March 28, 2012

Governor Signs Proclamation Declaring April Kansas Financial Literacy Month

Financial Literacy Month Proclamation Attendees with Governor

TOPEKA, KS – Governor Sam Brownback signed a proclamation on March 23, 2012 declaring the month of April to be Kansas Financial Literacy Month. In attendance with Securities Commissioner Aaron Jack, and supporting the... Read on...

Posted on: March 15, 2012

KSC Newsletter

The Office of the Securities Commissioner has introduced SB 349 for the 2012 legislative session. The bill implements some of the most significant changes in the Kansas Uniform Securities Act since its passage in 2005. Among... Read on...

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Posted on: March 1, 2012

Governor, Securities Commissioner Announce Statewide Financial Literacy Initiative in Kansas Schools

Sponsors of KSFS Program.jpg

TOPEKA, KANSAS –Governor Brownback, Securities Commissioner Aaron Jack, Banking Commissioner Ed Splichal, Mike Norris Vice President of Kansas Bankers Association and Bob Kobbeman, President Captial City Bank announced a new... Read on...

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Posted on: February 16, 2012

UPDATED “FINANCIAL FIELD MANUAL” FOR MILITARY FAMILIES’ PERSONAL FINANCES NOW AVAILABLE F

TOPEKA, KS---Copies of the second edition of the “Financial Field Manual: The Personal Finance Guide for Military Families” will be distributed to military bases and directly to military families in Kansas by the Office of... Read on...

Posted on: February 6, 2012

Commissioner Proposes Fund for Securities Litigation

Kansas has a reputation for being tough on securities violations, but investigation and prosecution takes a long time and expenses come out of the budget of the county where the fraud occurred.

Additional Info...
Posted on: November 15, 2011

Wichita Investment Adviser Suspended by Securities Commissioner

Kansas Securities Commissioner Aaron Jack issued an Emergency Order summarily suspending Wichita Investment Adviser Representative Eric T. Burns.

Burns, an investment adviser representative of Dimensions Financial Group... Read on...

Posted on: November 8, 2011

Helping to Stop Elderly Fraud Cold: Commissioner Jack Announces Hotline November 10th

TOPEKA, KS--A new hotline for seniors and adult children of the elderly in Kansas will be available Thursday, November 10th to deal with one of America’s biggest fraud problems: the estimated one out of every five citizens... Read on...

Posted on: October 11, 2011

Commissioner Jack Names Jeffrey Kruske General Counsel for KSC

Commissioner Aaron Jack has named Jeffrey S. Kruske General Counsel for the Office of the Kansas Securities Commissioner.

The General Counsel is the chief legal officer of the agency and oversees all legal, regulatory and... Read on...

Posted on: September 8, 2011

Kansas Securities Commissioner Partners with Women & Money Series to Promote Financial Knowledge

Kansas Securities Commissioner Aaron Jack has partnered with the 2011 Women & Money Series to help women of all ages increase their financial knowledge, develop confidence in decision making and gain control of their lives... Read on...

Posted on: August 12, 2011

Commissioner Jack Removes a Regulatory Hurdle for Small Kansas Businesses

For Immediate Release
August 12, 2011

Shannon Stone

Securities Commissioner Aaron Jack... Read on...

Posted on: August 4, 2011

Southwest Kansas Business Ordered to Cease and Desist Selling its Investments

For Immediate Release August 3, 2011Shannon StoneTOPEKA, KS-Kansas Securities Commissioner Aaron Jack ordered... Read on...

Posted on: August 4, 2011

Ordenan a una empresa en el suroeste de Kansas que cese y desista de vender sus Inversiones

Ordenan a una empresa en el suroeste de Kansas que cese y desista de vender sus Inversiones

TOPEKA, KS- Aaron Jack, Oficina del Alto Comisionado de Valores de Kansas ordeno a la empresa Investments New Horizons,... Read on...

Posted on: July 21, 2011

Commissioner Adjusts to Delayed Implementation of Dodd-Frank Act

For Immediate Release
July 20, 2011 Shannon Stone (785.296.5017)

TOPEKA, KANSAS –... Read on...

Posted on: July 21, 2011

Criminal Charges Filed Against Lion Share Capital Principals

For Immediate Release March 3, 2011

Criminal Charges Filed Against Lion Share Capital Principals

TOPEKA, KANSAS - - Securities Commissioner Aaron Jack announced today that Jeffrey K. Williams, Mark K. Nordyke,... Read on...

Posted on: July 21, 2011

Kansas Securities Commissioner Observes 100-Year Anniversary of “Blue Sky Law”

TOPEKA, KANSAS - - It was exactly one hundred years ago today that the Kansas legislature enacted legislation known as the “Blue Sky Law” to protect Kansas investors from securities fraud. At that time, the citizens of the... Read on...