FSI Chair Blasts White House Fiduciary Memo as ‘Offensive’
FSI Chairman and Cetera President Antoniades says the memo's "ignorance" is "frankly offensive"; FSI also says it’s fighting FINRA's CARDS plan.
FINRA Penalizes Merrill $2.4M Over Pricing of GM Notes
The fine and restitution are tied to markdowns of more than 10% paid to several hundred clients over two years.
FINRA Responds to SIFMA's Latest Critiques of Proposed Data System
Industry trade groups raise fresh concerns with latest plan to collect broker-dealer account data through Comprehensive Automated Risk Data System.
FINRA Warns About Investing in Nigeria, Lebanon, Other Frontier Markets
FINRA issued an investor alert, saying these markets have “heightened risks.”
Ex-LPL Broker to Pay $1.9M in Fraud Case
At least seven Georgia investors were affected by Blake Richards' schemes, the SEC says.
Schwab-Morgan Broker Battle Is ‘Tricky’: Expert
FINRA has wrapped up its ruling, but arguments over who owns client information when advisors switch firms continue.
DC Update on SEC User Fees, an SRO and Third-Party Exams
It will be difficult to enact any legislation in this Congress, but I predict that the RIA user fee bill will gain co-sponsors, including Republicans.
Battered Morgan Stanley Breakaway Advisor Fights Back
Breakaway advisor James Eastman tells ThinkAdvisor how Morgan Stanley read his email and “painted” his compliance record when he tried to leave.
SEC OKs FINRA Rule on Expungement of Broker Black Marks
The rule “helps to reduce FINRA’s lack of transparency about a broker’s complaint history,” said investor lawyer Jason Doss.
FINRA Appoints Arbitration Task Force
FINRA appointed a 13-member arbitration task force Thursday to consider possible enhancements to its arbitration forum.