FINRA

FINRA is often accused (mostly rightfully, and certainly by me) of being a horse-is-already-out-of-the-barn sort of regulator, jumping on an issue only after the problem has already arisen and made it to the front page of the Wall Street Journal.  But, that’s not always the case.  Indeed, there are occasions when FINRA is out ahead

I have always operated with the understanding that, per FINRA rules, one cannot supervise him- or herself.  Hardly an outrageous proposition.  Today, however, that fundamental, bedrock understanding was so shaken, it has left me wondering whether anything is what it seems (especially when coupled with Loyola’s win this weekend over Illinois, which, really, can only

My friend and former colleague, Brian Rubin, publishes annually his analysis of FINRA Enforcement cases, spotting trends in terms of the number and types of matters it brings, the sanctions meted out, etc.  It is an excellent tool, and eagerly anticipated by lots of us who practice in this industry.  One of the hard parts

Thanks to Blaine for not only attending this panel session, but for summarizing it for us! – Alan 

Recently, the Roaring Kitty (aka Keith Gill) and his brethren made headlines with their trading (most notably in GameStop) and the impact it had on certain hedge funds and banks.  The interest on this saga seems to

I get the fact that anyone silly enough to work for a broker-dealer knowingly chooses to live in a fishbowl.  Thanks to BrokerCheck, you can very easily learn more about a registered representative than you can about, say, a doctor, a teacher, a lawyer, you name it, all through a couple of mouse clicks.  But,

I just read this article – admittedly authored by lawyers, Ethan Brecher and Ana Montoya, whose website provides that one of their three principal areas of practice is representing investors “who have been defrauded by their securities brokers”[1] – that advocates for a new FINRA rule designed “to limit wasteful post-arbitration appeals by brokerage

Thanks to Blaine for tackling FINRA’s annual list of things it is paying particular attention to in 2021. – Alan

The world has changed a lot in the last 12 months, but those in the securities industry can always rely on their trusty regulator, FINRA, to put out its annual priorities list to provide