Faulty Broker Dealer Gatekeeping Leads To SEC Enforcement Action

The Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) recently announced an enforcement action against two broker-dealers that apparently failed in their “gatekeeper roles” and improperly engaged in unregistered sales of microcap stocks on behalf of their customers. This action, along with issuance … Continue reading

Bloomberg Vault Publishes Practical Guide For Compliance Officers

Not since the Great Depression has such a comprehensive financial regulatory reform measure been taken as the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act, or “Dodd-Frank Act”. Under these new rules, one of the most significant challenges for Compliance … Continue reading

ALERT: FINRA Cyber-Security Sweep

In light of the critical role information technology (IT) plays in the securities industry, the increasing threat to firms’ IT systems from a variety of sources, and the potential harm to investors, firms, and the financial system as a whole that these threats pose FINRA is now conducting an assessment of firms’ approaches to managing cyber-security threats.The four broad goals that you need to know about FINRA’s Cyber Security assessment… Continue reading

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