Tag: Retail

FINRA Board of Governors meeting addresses FINRA initiatives

The FINRA Board of Governors (the “Board”) met last week to discuss a number of upcoming rule proposals and initiatives, many which focus on high-frequency trading and market transparency. FINRA Chairman and CEO Rick Ketchum stated that he believes these proposals address Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) Chair Mary Jo White’s call to action for … Continue Reading

SEC approves FINRA rule that prohibits conditioning customer settlements on expungement from CRD system

The Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) approved Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (“FINRA”) Rule 2081.  This rule prohibits a broker from conditioning the settlement of a customer dispute on, or otherwise compensating the customer for, the customer’s consent not to oppose the expungement of customer dispute information from the Central Registration Depository (the “CRD”).  These agreements … Continue Reading

The SEC proposes to extend temporary rule on principal trades with certain advisory clients

The Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) has proposed to extend temporary Rule 206(3)-3T under the Investment Advisers Act of 1940 (the “Advisers Act”) from December 31, 2014 until December 31, 2016. Rule 206(3)-3T establishes an alternative means for registered investment advisers that are also registered as broker-dealers (“Dual Registrants”) to meet the requirements of Section … Continue Reading