Rep. Garrett to FINRA: Hold Off on CARDS
“After a preliminary reading of the proposed rule, I remain far from convinced that this new, costly and burdensome proposal is needed,” Rep. Garrett says.
The Bizarre Recruiting Case of Alfonso Montoya
A $150 million book of business Wells Fargo promised him never materialized — and then the wirehouse took him to arbitration.
FINRA Arb Panels Lack Diversity, Transparency: PIABA Study
"Diverse groups of people make better decisions," the investor lawyers' group says.
FINRA’s Senior VP of Enforcement Moves to Shulman Rogers
Emily Gordy, FINRA’s senior VP of enforcement, has joined Shulman Rogers as chairwoman of the firm’s Financial Industry Regulatory Group.
SEC to Hold Muni Advisor Compliance Summit
The SEC, FINRA and MSRB will hold inaugural Compliance Outreach Program for Municipal Advisors in Chicago on Nov. 3.
FINRA Releases New Version of Controversial CARDS Plan
FINRA is "committed" to CARDS and plans to move ahead with further changes to BrokerCheck, said Susan Axelrod at the FSI Advisor Summit.
FINRA’s Big-Brokerage Loyalty Revealed in New Bonus Plan: Lawyer
The proposal, which curtails mandatory disclosures, should "leave no doubt" where FINRA’s loyalties lie, lawyer Patrick Burns says; recruiter Jon Henschen argues disclosure is pointless.
Morgan Stanley to Absorb Customer Losses After Mutual Fund Snafu
Morgan Stanley will offer to swallow some losses incurred by customers who bought mutual funds after failing to make fund prospectuses accessible online.
SEC Cracks Down on 19 Firms, 1 Trader for Short Selling Prior to Stock Offerings
An SEC dragnet of short sellers has hauled in 19 firms and one trader, costing the violators $9 million in disgorgement, interest and penalties.
FINRA Mulls Revised Broker Bonus Plan
FINRA plans to consider a revised recruitment practices proposal that looks to omit the controversial retention deal aspect of the original plan.