The SEC says Toroian executed trades that benefitted her and her family, but posted losses to other investors in the fund. The regular said she cherry-picked trades, which is a “a process of buying and selling funds, but giving profits to only a few investors and posting losses to the rest,” according to the article.
The SEC wants Toroian and Bell Rock to pay civil penalties and disgorge the funds she received from her illegal behavior, plus interest.
For her part, Toroian accuses the SEC of “bold-face lies” and says the data it used is “very contrived.” She added that the regulator is using “bullying, threats, mental torture, whatever they can do” to force her to settle the complaint. Instead, she says she will fight the SEC to clear her name, even if it takes years.
The lawsuit claims that Toroin either knew or was reckless when she ‘disproportionately’ allocated favorable traders to her and her family while assigning a larger number of the unfavorable trades to clients.
The SEC also said she did not keep appropriate records. Both Toroian and Bell Rock also face fraud charges.