The SEC approved a proposal from FINRA to amend FINRA Rule 2210, such that a hyperlink to FINRA BrokerCheck must be prominently displayed on all brokers’ websites.
The agency hasn’t exactly dominated trade publication headlines in recent months, but it remains active on enforcement and rulemaking efforts that will impact retirement advisers.
Transcripts from a tough SEC hearing called earlier this month show it's not just the Department of Labor considering changes to the application of the fiduciary standard.
Compliant-ready features have been implemented into External IT’s office suite solution that integrates with Microsoft Office 365.
Wells Fargo, Raymond James and LPL have been ordered to pay more than $30 million in restitution, including interest, to customers for failing to waive mutual fund sales charges.
The Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) has updated a helpful frequently asked questions (FAQs) section on its website outlining the scope and limits of FINRA Rule 2210, which covers adviser communications with the investing public.
Comments delivered by FINRA leadership suggest the financial industry regulator is pumping the breaks on its controversial CARDS initiative.
FINRA’s Annual Regulatory and Examination Priorities Letter highlights issues of importance to FINRA's regulatory programs.
The Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) backed off its proposal requiring broker/dealers to disclose financial incentives to move to a new firm.
The Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) fined Merrill Lynch $8 million for failing to waive mutual fund sales charges for certain charities and retirement accounts.
Compliance consulting firm Lexington Compliance launched a registered investment adviser (RIA) registration service to help clients establish and manage new independent financial services firms.
A recent survey report from the North American Securities Administrators Association (NASAA) finds a wide disparity in how broker/dealers and other financial services providers disclose fee charges.
The Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) approved an amendment to its supervision rule that would require registered firms to conduct background checks on all registration applicants.
The Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) imposed a $950,000 fine on LPL Financial LLC for supervisory deficiencies related to the sale of various alternative investment products.
The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) released the schedule for this year’s Regional Compliance Outreach Program for financial and compliance professionals working with broker/dealer firms.
One of the biggest mysteries haunting the industry is the impact of the revised fiduciary rule on investment product marketing for IRA rollovers.
How participants deal with their 401(k) assets when they leave a company is under more scrutiny from FINRA, but retirement plan advisers are less likely to be affected by the guidance.
Very few advisers have a succession plan, and it’s possible that regulation is needed to protect their clients and investors, a report says.
The Office of Compliance Inspections and Examinations (OCIE), part of the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), released its list of examination priorities for 2014.
The Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) has ordered Stifel, Nicolaus & Company, Incorporated and Century Securities Associates, Inc. to pay fines and restitution to customers in connection with sales of leveraged and inverse exchange-traded funds (ETFs).