FINRA’s Ketchum Criticizes DOL Fiduciary Plan
FINRA CEO says DOL's safe harbor descriptions are "narrow" for BDs and that the CARDS plan is on hold until security concerns are addressed.
FINRA OKs Changes to Communications Rules, Seeks Public Comment
FINRA will also file with the SEC to charge a $115 fee for the MSRB's new muni advisor qualification exam.
SEC's White Supports Fiduciary Rule for Brokers, Third-Party Audits
While many in the industry are applauding SEC Chairwoman Mary Jo White's declaration that she will push to ensure the agency extends a fiduciary rule for brokers, concerns remain that such a rule will be a long time in the making.
New FINRA Broker Bonus Rule Out ‘Fairly Soon’: Ketchum
The FINRA CEO also told ThinkAdvisor at a SIFMA conference that "CARDS as it exists now is unlikely to move forward."
All Eyes on SEC Chief to Move Fiduciary Forward, FINRA’s Ketchum Says
Meanwhile at SIFMA's regulatory conference, the Wall Street lobby released a study challenging the White House's claim that conflicted advice costs investors $17 billion annually.
FINRA Hires SEC Data Analytics Guru Kurtas for New Post
Kurtas will focus on “improving how FINRA analyzes and uses the data it currently gathers from firms,” the self-regulator says.
FINRA Arbitration Data Under Fire Again
Public interest groups prod FINRA's Arbitration Task Force to push for more transparency.
New Hire Roundup: Morningstar Shuffles Leadership
Meanwhile, the SEC has appointed a new equity market structure committee, which includes FINRA CEO Richard Ketchum.
FINRA’s Top Exam Priorities for 2015
FINRA calls BDs’ failure to put clients first a “recurring challenge” in its 2015 priorities report.
FINRA Assumes Regulatory, Insider Trading Role for Options
Deal announced with CBOE and C2 Options exchanges will allow regulator to conduct cross-market surveillance on both options and equity insider trading.