If the curtain were pulled back to reveal what goes on inside the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority’s new office dedicated to fraud detection on any given day, it would reveal hundreds of live investigations underway for possible violations like insider trading.

The work of the new office has resulted in more than 250 referrals for possible insider trading cases sent to the Securities and Exchange Commission last year, according to Cameron Funkhouser, executive vice president at FINRA’s Office of Fraud Detection and Market Intelligence.

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