RegEd Subject-Matter Experts to Share Regulatory Updates and Industry Insights at SILA Chapter Event

RegEd Representatives will Present at a Meeting of the Buckeye Chapter of the Securities & Insurance Licensing Association Raleigh, N.C., Jan. 25, 2022 —  RegEd will provide Securities & Insurance Licensing Association members with insights into the latest regulatory changes and trends, as well as opportunities, challenges and best practices impacting licensing and registration professionals in the financial services industry. At Wednesday’s SILA Buckeye Chapter meeting, Brandi Brown, senior vice president of regulatory affairs for […]

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FINRA CEO to SIFMA Audience: Protecting Investors and Addressing Workplace Evolution are Priorities for 2022

Investor protection remains atop FINRA’s priorities for 2022. “There will be a theme around retail-investor protection,” CEO Robert Cook said, during a recent webinar hosted by SIFMA. And FINRA will proceed with some existing initiatives as well as launch new efforts in 2022, he told SIFMA President & CEO Kenneth Bentsen, Jr., in a virtual Q&A session. FINRA will also revisit rules and regulations in light of changes brought about by the COVID-19 pandemic and […]

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FINRA Weighs Lasting Impact of Remote Work

FINRA is preparing for a “new normal” in which firms will work remotely even after the pandemic passes. For example, FINRA is considering changing how it defines “branch office” and “office of supervisory jurisdiction” for supervision and inspection purposes based on industry feedback. “Many” commenters that responded to a request for feedback on lessons learned during the COVID-19 pandemic urged the regulator to revisit the definitions under FINRA Rule 3110 because firms have shifted to […]

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FINRA Extends Remote Branch Inspections Until End of 2022

FINRA has proposed to extend temporary relief allowing firms to conduct their 2022 branch inspections remotely through year-end. If approved by the SEC, the extension of FINRA Rule 3110.17 would extend COVID-related branch office inspection relief that is now scheduled to end on June 30. “The proposed additional six-month extension would provide further clarity to firms on regulatory requirements and account for the time needed for many firms to carefully assess when and how to […]

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FAQs for IAR CE: What to Know About NASAA’s Investment Adviser Representative Continuing Education Model Rule

Three states have implemented investment adviser representative continuing education (IAR CE) requirements with a compliance date of Jan. 1, 2022. Investment adviser representatives now have until Dec. 31 to meet IAR CE requirements if they conduct advisory business in a state that has adopted the North American Securities Administrators Association (NASAA)’s Investment Adviser Representative Continuing Education Model Rule. As an approved IAR CE provider, RegEd answers some of the most common questions that IARs and firms […]

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