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The NYT Dealbook Conference 2013: Opportunities for Tomorrow

The New York Times Dealbook Conference was one of the most inspiring conferences that I have attended in a long, long time. Maybe ever. The line-up: Curated...

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Three Steps to an Effective Whistleblower Program

Everyone should have one. If you need more convincing, please read my post, or any post for that matter, about the record $14 million award the SEC...

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FINRA’s Conflicts of Interest Report: Bridging the Great Divide?

FINRA issued a report on conflicts of interest within the broker-dealer industry last month.  It is the result of a review initiated in July 2012 at a...

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The SEC and the Chief Compliance Officer, 2013

Mary Jo White recently gave a speech before the National Society of Compliance Professionals that I found noteworthy.  It focused on the role of the Chief Compliance...

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Taking It To A New Level — SEC Awards Whistleblower Unprecedented $14 Million

The Securities and Exchange Commission awarded more than $14 million to a whistleblower earlier this month.  The information led to an enforcement action that recovered substantial investor...

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Crowdfunding, the SEC and The New Rules—What Finally Came Down Today

The wait and speculation is over for now.  Today the SEC proposed rules under Title III of the JOBS Act that allow start-ups and small businesses to...

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What Are the Hallmarks of a Strong Compliance Program?

I thought it would be interesting to hear it from the horse’s mouth once more. Speaking before the Society of Corporate Compliance and Ethics’ 12th Annual Compliance...

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Stop the Abuse—Elder Fraud Prevention and Privacy Laws

Several financial regulators, including the SEC, the CFTC, the FTC and the CFPB recently issued joint guidance clarifying that advisers and brokers, among others, may alert the...

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FINRA Approves Revamped Broker Compensation Proposal

On September 19, FINRA’s Board of Governors approved a proposal that would require brokers to disclose recruitment compensation paid to them as an incentive to move to...

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Welcome to the Club: Municipal Advisors Now Subject to SEC Scrutiny

The registered advisor community just got a little larger. The SEC recently adopted rules establishing a permanent registration regime for municipal advisors as required by the Dodd-Frank...

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