SEC’s 2019 Priorities Should Become Your Firm’s Priorities

SEC Priorities

Every year, the SEC’s Office of Compliance Inspections and Examinations (“OCIE”) publishes its examination priorities to address risks that are a potential threat to investors or the integrity of the U.S. capital markets. On December 20, 2018, OCIE released its 2019 examination priorities, which are available at https://www.sec.gov/files/OCIE%202019%20Priorities.pdf. These priorities...

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FINRA’s 529 Plan Share Class Initiative to Self-Report

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FINRA recently announced its 529 Plan share class self-reporting initiative in Regulatory Notice 19-04. This initiative is consistent with FINRA’s efforts to employ remote surveillance and to have broker-dealers promptly remedy potential supervisory and suitability violations relative to share class recommendations for 529 Plans. Broker-dealers are encouraged to self-report and...

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Is Cannabis Making You Paranoid?

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Why, who’s asking? Many cannabis-related businesses are in need of assistance with their fundraising efforts to expand their operations. Therefore, broker-dealers ask our Consultants more and more whether they can safely provide investment services to prospective customers in the cannabis industry. We understand that as the industry grows (like a...

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