Payroll Protection Program (PPP) Loans Recent guidelines issued by the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) have again shed light on the fact that broker-dealers and investment advisers address disclosure issues … Continue reading PPP Loans Create Divergent Disclosure Paths for Brokers and Advisers →
In her opening remarks at the annual “SEC Speaks” conference held in Washington, D.C., the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”), SEC Chairman Mary Jo White cautioned that the SEC … Continue reading Upshot of SEC’s 2016 Goals – Active Year for Regulatory Rulemaking →
The Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (“FINRA”) has announced a proposed new set of rules that address the needs of FINRA member firms that are solely corporate financing firms that advise … Continue reading FINRA Proposes New Registration Category for Corporate Financing Brokers →
The Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) announced that as a result of a 2014 onsite exam, it found securities violations including various misleading sales pitches, customer account churning and other … Continue reading FINRA Cracksdown on Broker Migration →
The Securities and Exchange Commission is warning brokerages to better monitor the sales of risky complex investments to their retail clients. In a recently issued National Exam Program Risk Alert, … Continue reading SEC to Broker-Dealers: Better Supervise Sales of Risky Products →
The MSRB’s current fee for initial registration under Rule A-12 is $100, an amount that has not been changed since its inception in 1975. During its fee review, the MSRB Board concluded that an increase in the initial registration fee from $100 to $1,000 was reasonable to help defray a significant portion of the administrative and operational costs associated with processing an initial registration.
The firm should complete the review of the outside brokerage accounts of all associated persons for the prior month.
WASHINGTON — The Securities and Exchange Commission and the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) today announced the opening of registration for their 2015 National Compliance Outreach Program for Broker-Dealers. The … Continue reading SEC and FINRA to Hold National Compliance Outreach Program for Broker-Dealers →
2014 Renewal Calendar On November 11, 2013, FINRA posted the online Preliminary Renewal Statements on Web CRD and Web IARD, which commenced the 2014 renewal season for broker-dealers and investment … Continue reading Broker-Dealer & Investment Adviser Renewal Update for 2014 →
National Society of Compliance Professionals Panel Information Date: Thursday, March 11, 2013 Time: 10:15am – 11:30am Where: Alston + Bird LLP, Atlantic Center Plaza, 1180 West Peachtree St., Atlanta Ga … Continue reading 2013 NSCP Southern Regional Meeting – Atlanta →
The SEC has recently issued a No-Action Letter that extends the ability for a broker-dealer to treat an investment adviser as if it were subject to an Anti-Money Laundering Program (AML … Continue reading SEC Extends Broker-Dealer Reliance on CIPs of Investment Advisers →
As the financial services industry has evolved, the supervision of registered persons that are dually registered or affiliated, either with another broker-dealer, an investment adviser or other financial services firm … Continue reading White Paper – Dual Registration and FINRA Supervision →