Thursday, April 24, 2008
The SEC settled market-timing and late-trading charges against Pritchard Capital Partners, LLC, Thomas Pritchard and Elizabeth McMahon. Pritchard Capital is a registered broker-dealer headquartered in Mandeville, Louisiana, and Thomas Pritchard is the firm's managing director. McMahon was formerly associated with Pritchard Capital in its New York office from approximately March 2001 through January 2004. The SEC's order finds that from November 2001 through approximately July 2003, Pritchard Capital allowed some of its market timing customers, who provided 25% of the firm's revenue in 2003, to late trade mutual fund shares through its New York office.