FINRA recently released a podcast Regulation Best Interest and Form CRS: Two Years In. This podcast provides a great update on the current Regulation Best Interest and Form CRS trends and best practices as well as common problem areas and effective practices to compliance. A few highlights from the podcast: Regulation Best Interest vs. Form CRS Reg BI applies to any retail firm or any firm with retail customers where recommendations are being made whereas Form CRS applies to any Firm that has retail investors including Firms that offer solely self-directed business. The podcast notes that there is no de Read more about FINRA Unscripted Podcast: Regulation Best Interest and Form CRS Two Years In[…]
FINRA recently organized roundtable discussions with representatives from 20 firms of various sizes and business models to discuss their approaches to mitigating the risks from account takeovers. Account takeover attempts (ATO) are when bad actors are using stolen or synthetic identification material to open accounts at firms that they then use to generate or launder illicit proceeds. Regulators noted a post pandemic rise in online account opening. These activities make it particularly difficult, because the identities are stolen so even with a SARS filed the true identity of the bad actor is generally never known. Regulatory Notice 21-18 shares a Read more about Account Takeover Attempts[…]
FINRA will conduct its Annual Meeting of firms on Wednesday, September 1, 2021, at 10:00 a.m. Eastern Time in the FINRA Visitors Center at 1735 K Street, NW, Washington, D.C. The purpose of the meeting is to elect individuals to fill one small firm seat, one mid-size firm seat and one large firm seat on the FINRA Board of Governors.
It is important that all eligible firms be represented by proxy or in person at the Annual Meeting. Firms are urged to submit a proxy using one of the methods described below. For a proxy to be considered valid, it must be signed by the executive representative of the firm eligible to vote in the election.
Firms that are members of FINRA as of the close of business on Friday, July 30, 2021 (the Annual Meeting record date), are eligible to vote.
Earlier this month, FINRA hosted a Small Firm Conference Call to discuss updates and implications of COVID-19 (Coronavirus). If you were not able to listen to the call live, a replay recording is available on demand. This recording provides and discusses many highlights noted in the FAQs Related to Coronavirus Pandemic.
Earlier this month, FINRA hosted a Small Firm Conference Call to discuss updates and implications of COVID-19 (Coronavirus). If you were not able to listen to the call live, a replay recording is available on demand. This recording provides and discusses many highlights noted in FINRA’s FAQs Related to Coronavirus Pandemic.
FINRA offers securities and compliance professionals valuable education and training opportunities, particularly in compliance and regulatory matters. FINRA’s conferences and educational events keep securities and compliance professionals informed about recent and upcoming regulatory and rules developments as well as FINRA’s priorities and practical guidance on compliance issues. Read More…