It has been an exciting year for Securities Compliance Management (“SCM”). The Firm has successfully: Initiated numerous New Membership Applications (“NMAs”) for new firms seeking the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority’s (“FINRA”) approval, Initiated several Continuous Membership Applications (“CMAs”) for existing firms that are planning to undergo a material change in their line of business operations, Partnered with new broker-dealer and registered investment advisor firms to assist them with their FinOp and/or compliance programs, and Assisted in the buy/sell of existing broker-dealer firms. Along with the new relationships that Securities Compliance Management has established this year, the Firm is also incredibly Read more about The Ultimate Solution for Compliance Management[…]
As with all career choices, there are some vital pieces of information that are not included in the textbooks. Being a Chief Compliance Officer (“CCO”) is no exception to this rule. There are simply aspects of the position where life experience becomes the CCO’s guidebook. A thorough Chief Compliance Officer within a broker dealer (“BD”) is not every employee’s favorite person. Holding all employees to the strict processes and procedures set forth for the broker dealer can sometimes feel like a full-time job in itself. Being a CCO can be a thankless position, but the rewards can also be great. Read more about The Chief Compliance Officer[…]
Are there times when as a Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (“FINRA”) approved and registered broker dealer that you feel your broker dealer is lost in an ocean of overwhelming rules and regulations? You may feel as though your firm is drowning in a plethora of obligations and tasks. It is times like this when broker dealers can find drastic benefits of outsourcing some of its compliance functions. Having outside compliance is not a requirement of FINRA, but it is understandable given the constant stream of changes in the world of the broker dealer industry. There is a level of comfort Read more about Outsourced Compliance[…]
Compliance responsibilities grow with every passing year. New regulatory mandates, examination priorities, trends in regulatory enforcements, changes in business, personnel changes, adding new business lines. These are only a few of the many considerations of which compliance professionals must be aware in order to run an effective compliance program amidst the ever-evolving landscape. Read More…
You get that call, and your heart drops. You knew that a regulatory exam was on the horizon, but you have put off thinking about it. Now, you are face-to-face with an upcoming FINRA examination, and the panic has set in.