Posts Tagged ‘FINRA’

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Moving to One Minute TRACE Reporting: A Review of FINRA Proposed Changes to Rule 6730

Background FINRA has been collecting and disseminating fixed income transaction information through TRACE since 2002. Fixed income markets have continued to change dramatically since 2002, becoming more global while an increasing percentage of trades are made on or by electronic trading platforms. With the move to electronic trading and increased trade volume, FINRA has been […]

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When and by Whom Should TRACE Transactions Be Reported? (Part 4 of 6)

So far in our 6-part blog series explaining the intricacies of TRACE, we have defined TRACE reporting, detailed the prep work to be done in order to effectively report TRACE transactions, and reviewed considerations for alternative trading systems. Now, for part 4 of the series, we will delve into the details of when and by […]

Financial Education [Trend To Watch]

Results from the National Financial Capability Study (NFCS) were released in July, 2016 by the FINRA Investor Education Foundation (FINRA Foundation). The findings, which include data from more than 27,000 U.S. adults, reiterate the importance of providing people with financial education to help them better manage their money. According to an infographic that depicts the study’s results, “Absolute levels […]

How Do You Match Up? FINRA’s 5-Question Financial Literacy Quiz

Results from the most recent National Financial Capability Study (NFCS) were released last month by the FINRA Investor Education Foundation (FINRA Foundation). The findings, which include data from more than 27,000 U.S. adults, continue to reiterate the importance of providing people with financial education to help them better manage their money. According to an infographic that depicts […]

$17 Million For An Inadequate AML Program

Recent news from the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) reminds us of the importance of having a solid anti-money laundering (AML) compliance program. A well-known financial services company was fined $17 million for not having sufficient processes that could enable them “properly prevent or detect, investigate, and report suspicious activity.” While the organization significantly grew […]

Leverage data to improve compliance like the SEC and FINRA

The SEC’s Office of Compliance Inspections and Examinations (OCIE) is responsible for protecting retail investors and assessing market-wide risks, but now is shifting its attention also toward figuring out how to leverage data analytics to identify potential for illegal trading activities, conflicts of interest or other misconduct, according to a recent article by ThinkAdvisor, Compliance Data Analytics: Do […]