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FINRA's 2019 Risk Monitoring And Examination Priorities Letter Highlights Broker-Dealer Online Distribution Platform Activities
FINRA recently published its 2019 Risk Monitoring and Examination Priorities Letter ("Priorities Letter") highlighting topics upon which FINRA will focus in the coming year
United States
31 Jan 2019
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SEC Proposes Simplified Relationship Summary For Broker-Dealers And Investment Advisers To Use With Retail Investors
In the third release comprising part of the package of proposed rules and forms related to broker-dealers' and investment advisers' standards of conduct, the Securities and Exchange Commission ...
United States
15 May 2018
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SEC Proposes A New Standard of Care for Broker-Dealers: Regulation Best Interest
For many years, the distinction between investment advisers and broker-dealers was clear: investment advisers were counselors who were expected to provide advice ...
United States
26 Apr 2018
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Understanding The Standard Of Care For Broker-Dealers And The Department Of Labor's Fiduciary Rule
Until recently, broker-dealers operating in the United States weren't subject to a fiduciary standard when dealing with their retail clients.
United States
12 Jan 2018
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DOL Issues Request For Information Regarding Fiduciary Rule
On June 29, 2017, the Department of Labor ("DOL") issued a Request for Information ("RFI") in connection with its examination of the Final Fiduciary Rule, which was published on April 8, 2016, and became applicable on June 9, 2017.
United States
13 Jul 2017
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FINRA Retrospective Rule Review: Outside Business Activities And Private Securities Transactions
A retrospective review involves FINRA looking back at a significant rule after a period of time to determine whether it effectively serves its intended objective.
United States
23 May 2017
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DOL Issues First Guidance On Fiduciary Rule
On October 27, 2016, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) issued initial guidance on its new fiduciary rules, which are scheduled to become effective on April 10, 2017.
United States
7 Nov 2016
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Capital Acquisition Brokers: New Category Of Broker-Dealers Provides Limited Relief For Some Investment Banking Boutiques
The SEC recently approved a set of FINRA rules which creates a new category of broker-dealers known as Capital Acquisition Brokers or CABs.
United States
20 Sep 2016
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FINRA Study Of Financial Literacy: Many Investors May Not Have It
In July 2016, FINRA's Investor Education Foundation released the findings from its National Financial Capability Study.
United States
20 Jul 2016
10
Private Equity Fund Manager Sanctioned For Acting As Unregistered Broker-Dealer
A recent SEC enforcement action against a private equity fund manager highlights the SEC's renewed focus on transaction-based compensation received by investment managers...
United States
13 Jun 2016
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"It's Not A Culture War" – Yet?
On May 23, 2016, at FINRA's annual conference in Washington, D.C., Richard Ketchum, FINRA's chairman and CEO, delivered a speech that shed a little light on FINRA's recent sweep letter relating to firm culture...
United States
2 Jun 2016
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FINRA Releases Proposed Rule To Reduce The Regulatory Burdens On Boutique Investment Banks
FINRA has filed with the SEC a proposed rule which would reduce the regulatory burden for broker-dealers that limit their activities to M&A and certain corporate financing transactions.
United States
12 Jan 2016
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FINRA To Propose Action On Exploitation Of Elderly Investors
On September 17, 2015, FINRA announced that it would propose rules to help member firms protect seniors and other vulnerable adults from financial exploitation.
United States
30 Sep 2015
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Referral Fees And Commission Sharing: When May Broker-Dealers Share Their Fees With Non-Brokers?
FINRA filed proposed rule changes with the SEC addressing when broker-dealers may pay referral fees or otherwise share compensation with persons who are not registered as broker-dealers.
United States
22 Oct 2014
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FINRA Invites Public Comment On A Modified Regulatory Scheme For Broker-Dealers Specializing In M&A And Corporate Finance
FINRA is seeking public comment on a much needed overhaul of the regulatory requirements for broker-dealers who specialize in M&A and corporate finance.
United States
27 Mar 2014
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Private Company M&A Brokers Don’t Need To Register With The SEC As Broker-Dealers
On January 31, 2014, the SEC issued a ground-breaking no-action letter, taking the position that a financial intermediary that limits its business activity to advising privately held companies in M&A transactions need not register as a broker-dealer.
United States
13 Feb 2014
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Chipping Away At Barriers To Global Financial Services: SEC Staff Addresses Issues For Foreign Broker-Dealers Under Rule 15a-6
Noting the increasingly global nature of financial markets, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission adopted Rule 15a-6 nearly twenty four years ago.
United States
15 Apr 2013
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One Step Closer To A Fiduciary Duty For Broker-Dealers?
More than two years after an SEC Staff study recommended adoption of a uniform fiduciary standard for broker-dealers and investment advisers, the SEC has taken its first significant step towards possible implementation of the recommendation.
United States
12 Mar 2013
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FINRA Issues Guidance For Private Placement Filings
On December 3, 2012, FINRA’s new Rule 5123 went into effect.
United States
18 Dec 2012
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Good Walls, Better Compliance: OCIE’s Report
On September 27, 2012, the Staff of the SEC’s Office of Compliance Inspections and Examinations published a summary of examinations.
United States
8 Oct 2012
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