Press Release

Press Release - Colorado Securities Commissioner Announces Settlement With Robinhood For Failing Investors

April 6, 2023  - The Colorado Securities Commissioner Tung Chan announced a multi-state settlement with Robinhood Financial LLC who will pay up to $10.2 million in penalties for operational and technical failures that harmed main street investors and will implement internal changes.

Alert - New Colorado Securities Rules Effective Today

March 30, 2023 --  The Colorado Division of Securities (“Division”) is providing notice that on March 30, 2023, new rules adopted by the Securities Commissioner have become effective. The Colorado Securities Act and rules can be found on the Division’s website at Statutes and Rules. The Statement and Basis of Purpose and a redlined copy of the rules can be found on the Division's website at Rule Making Notices and Opinions.

Colorado Division of Securities Joins $22.5 Million Multistate Securities Settlement Against Crypto Platform Nexo Capital

March 17, 2023 --  The Colorado Division of Securities has issued a consent order against Nexo Capital Inc. (Nexo), a Cayman Islands-based corporation that provides cryptocurrency-related financial services. The Division’s action is part of a nationwide settlement of alleged securities law violations by Nexo in connection with its Earn Interest Product (EIP) accounts. Nexo’s EIP promised to pay investors interest on cryptocurrency deposited into a Nexo “crypto interest account.”

Colorado Division of Securities Will Attend the Colorado Older Adult Financial Justice Symposium

March 15, 2023 -- The Colorado Division of Securities will host a booth at the Colorado Older Adult Financial Justice Symposium on March 15th, 2023 from 8:30 am- 4:00 pm at the Knoebel Institute for Healthy Aging at the University of Denver. The Division will be in-person to provide educational resources, as well as information about the ways the Division investigates securities fraud and refers cases for prosecution. We hope you will stop by if you are at the event.

Alert - Notice of Adoption of New and Amended Rules Under the Colorado Securities Act

February 14, 2023 -- The Colorado Division of Securities (the “Division”) would like to provide notice that on February 1, 2023, the Securities Commissioner adopted new and amended rules under the Colorado Securities Act.  Regulations that have been adopted, but are not yet effective, can be found on the Division's website at Rule Making Notices and Opinions.

What Do Colorado Securities Regulators Have To Do with Online Romance and "Pig Butchering?"

February 15, 2023 -- With the chocolate-scented haze of Valentine’s Day over, it’s a good time to rethink those online romances.  The Colorado Division of Securities is alerting the public about online romance scams that are sweeping the country.  These romance scams are rapidly becoming more popular in the U.S. with an estimated $429 million in losses in 2021.

Alert - The Colorado Division of Securities Announces 2023 Investment Adviser Examination Priorities

January 31, 2023 -- The Colorado Division of Securities (the “Division”) released its 2023 investment adviser examination priorities. Publication of the priorities should help advisory firms comply with newly adopted rules and focus attention on common deficiencies when reviewing their compliance programs or preparing for examinations. Examinations serve to protect investors by ensuring that advisers are following the Colorado laws and rules that govern them.