FINRA Floats Tougher Expungement Rules
FINRA arbitration panels would have to provide a more detailed rationale for granting a rep's request to have black marks wiped off their BrokerCheck report.
FINRA Floats Plan to Help Block Elder Exploitation
A rule under consideration would place a temporary hold on disbursements from accounts of elderly or disabled people if there is suspected financial exploitation.
‘Dissident’ Candidate Elected to FINRA Board
Brian Kovack campaigned on the need to reform FINRA's arbitration process, exams and registration disclosures.
FINRA Earnings Surge as Fines Double
The self-regulator collected more than twice the amount of fines in 2014 as it did a year earlier, though the number of fines fell.
Defining ‘Best Interest’ Standard in Fiduciary Debate a Head Scratcher
Two industry trade groups and the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority came out recently with uniform best interest standards in an attempt to squelch what they say will be competing fiduciary plans to be issued by the Department of Labor and the Securities and Exchange Commission.
SIFMA, FSR Propose ‘Uniform Best Interests’ Standards for BDs
SIFMA’s CEO, Ken Bentsen, says its legal standard would protect investors and avoid “separate and inconsistent” fiduciary policymaking at DOL and SEC.
FINRA BrokerCheck Ad Campaign Supported by Huge Fine Volume
FINRA's $3.5 million campaign compares hiring a broker without checking BrokerCheck to other "leap-before-you-look" mistakes.
FINRA’s Ketchum Blasts DOL Fiduciary Plan; White House Says ‘Work With Us’
FINRA CEO Richard Ketchum talked at the regulator's conference about what's wrong with the DOL plan and offered an alternative approach to putting customers first.
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.