Credit Suisse Securities (USA) LLC will pay a $4.25 million penalty to settle charges by the SEC that over a two-year period, it made at least 593 deficient “blue sheet” submissions to the SEC, omitting more than 553,400 reportable trades representing 1.3 billion shares. Broker-dealers like Credit Suisse are required to provide the SEC with information about trades by its customers, commonly referred to as “blue sheet data,” which the agency can use to identify and analyze trades in the course of investigations and other work. As part of the settlement, Credit Suisse also has admitted it violated the recordkeeping and reporting provisions of the federal securities laws. SEC
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