Compliance teams are constantly challenged to keep pace with ever-evolving regulatory change while navigating the pressures of geopolitical threats, economic crises, and third-party risks. Uncertain times require a nimble approach to achieve compliance and address business priorities in new ways to enable innovation and growth while minimizing risk.
As the global regulation continues to change, it's key that you keep up to speed with latest developments. Here we capture the latest compliance trends, industry insights, risk alerts, and events.
Latest insights and alerts
Continuing Education – Regulatory Element vs. Firm Element
FINRA Rule 1250 requires registered persons to participate in Continuing Education (“CE”), with both Regulatory Element and Firm Element training. We break down these categories and how to differentiate them.
Branching Out – Office Registration
When opening a new office in the securities industry, FINRA’s Rule 3110(f) outlines the role of each associated office and registration requirements for each office type.
New FINRA Rule 3210 - Accounts at Other Broker-Dealers and Financial Institutions
FINRA has received approval to update the requirement for disclosure and review of employee brokerage accounts. On April 13, 2016, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) approved Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (“FINRA”) Rule 3210 (Accounts At Other Broker-Dealers and Financial Institutions) to replace current National Association of Securities Dealers (“NASD”) Rule 3050 (Transactions for or by Associated Persons). The effective date for this rule has not yet been determined.