Beatty Begins 1-Year Term as NASAA President
William Beatty will focus on senior financial abuse and new electronic state filing of Form D for Rule 506 offerings.
SEC’s Uniform Fiduciary Rule Could ‘Haunt’ Advisors
Creating a uniform fiduciary duty rule for brokers and advisors is a “deeply flawed” concept, says former investment management deputy director Robert Plaze.
New Digital Currency Council to Establish Best Practices
The former CEO of the Institute for Private Investors has just launched the Digital Currency Council.
Cyberattacks on Small, Midsize Advisors Go Undetected
Small and midsize advisors self-report few breaches because they lack the technology and sophistication to detect them, a tech specialist says.
FINRA Mulls Revised Broker Bonus Plan
FINRA plans to consider on Sept. 19 a revised recruitment practices proposal that looks to omit the controversial retention deal aspect of the original plan.
SEC Creates New Office of Risk Assessment
SEC created new Office of Risk Assessment to help provide data-driven risk assessment tools and models to support a wide range of SEC activities.
House Delays Vote on Bill to Fund Government, SEC
Vote delayed to discuss anti-ISIS funding for Syrian rebels; SEC's White tells Senate of the "immediate and pressing" need for funds for advisor exams.
BDs, Trade Groups Team Up to Clarify Murky BD Fees
FINRA, SIFMA and other groups, with LPL and other BDs, have joined forces to develop rules that ensure BDs’ fees are easily understood by investors.
Senate Bill Targets ‘Earnings Stripping’ by Corporate Inverters
“This bill curtails the incentive for companies to use shady accounting gimmicks to avoid paying their U.S. tax obligations," says Sen. Schumer, one sponsor.
Most State-Registered Advisors Have Tech, Cybersecurity Policies: NASAA
Though less than 5% of small and midsize firms said they had a cybersecurity incident, two-thirds said they had cybersecurity policies in place.