Janet M. Angstadt

Janet M. Angstadt

Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP

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FINRA Proposes to Amend Rule 4210

The Financial Industry Regulatory Authority, Inc. requested comments on amendments to Rule 4210 to establish margin requirements for To Be Announced (TBA) market transactions. The TBA market is where most agency...more

4/1/2014 - FINRA Mortgage-Backed Securities

SEC Roundtable Discusses Cybersecurity Threats and Protections Against Cyberattacks

On March 26, the Securities and Exchange Commission hosted a roundtable discussion on various cybersecurity topics. Participants at the roundtable included representatives from the federal government, self-regulatory...more

4/1/2014 - Cyber Attacks Cybersecurity Data Breach Data Protection SEC

Proposed Changes to FINRA Classification of Hybrid Securities for Trade Reporting Purposes

On March 26, the comment period ended for a Financial Industry Regulatory Authority, Inc. proposed rule change to adopt an interpretation to clarify the classification of a hybrid security with both debt- and equity-like...more

4/1/2014 - Financial Regulatory Reform FINRA Reporting Requirements

Corporate and Financial Weekly Digest - Volume IX, Issue 13

In this issue: - SEC Roundtable Discusses Cybersecurity Threats and Protections Against Cyberattacks - Proposed Changes to FINRA Classification of Hybrid Securities for Trade Reporting Purposes - FINRA...more

3/31/2014 - CFTC Class Action Class Certification Collateralized Debt Obligations Cyber Attacks Cybersecurity Data Breach Data Protection FINRA ICE IPO SEC Swaps

FINRA Issues Annual Regulatory and Examination Priorities Letter for 2014

On January 2, the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority issued its annual letter to FINRA member firms outlining FINRA’s regulatory and examination priorities for 2014. The letter is meant to highlight areas of significance...more

1/7/2014 - Compliance Enforcement FINRA

SEC Issues Frequently Asked Questions on Supervisory Liability of Broker-Dealer Compliance and Legal Personnel Under Section...

On September 30, 2013, the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) Division of Trading and Markets issued Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) in an effort to provide guidance regarding potential supervisory liability of...more

10/14/2013 - Broker-Dealer Chief Compliance Officers Compliance Corporate Counsel SEC Securities Exchange Act Supervisors

SEC Issues Frequently Asked Questions Regarding Liability of Broker-Dealer Compliance and Legal Personnel

The Securities and Exchange Commission Division of Trading and Markets has issued Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) that provide guidance regarding potential supervisory liability of compliance and legal personnel at...more

10/8/2013 - Broker-Dealer Chief Compliance Officers Compliance SEC Securities Exchange Act Supervisors

FINRA Proposes Rule to Require Alternative Trading Systems to Report Volume Information and Use Unique Market Participant...

The Financial Industry Regulatory Authority filed a rule proposal with the Securities and Exchange Commission to require alternative trading systems (ATS) to report to FINRA volume information in securities (both equity and...more

10/8/2013 - ATS FINRA Reporting Requirements SEC

SEC Issues Risk Alert on Short Selling in Connection with a Public Offering

The Securities and Exchange Commission’s Office of Compliance Inspections and Examinations (OCIE) has issued a Risk Alert regarding Rule 105 of Regulation M’s (Rule 105) restrictions on short selling in connection with a...more

9/24/2013 - Compliance OCIE Public Offerings SEC Short Sales

SEC Grants Request for No-Action Relief with Respect to Multi-Day Pre-Fail and Post-Fail Credit Under Rule 204 of Regulation SHO

The Securities and Exchange Commission has granted a September 6 joint request for no-action relief submitted by the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority, the Chicago Board Options Exchange (CBOE) and C2 Options Exchange,...more

9/17/2013 - CBOE Creditors Enforcement Actions No-Action Relief SEC

SEC, CFTC and FINRA Issue Joint Advisory on Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery Planning

On August 16, 2013, the Securities and Exchange Commission’s Office of Compliance Inspections and Examinations, the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority and the Commodity Futures Trading Commission’s Division of Swap...more

8/27/2013 - CFTC Continuity of Enterprises Disaster Aid FINRA Hurricane Sandy SEC

SEC Approves Amendments to FINRA Rule Regarding Release of Disciplinary Complaints, Decisions and Other Information

The Corporate and Financial Weekly Digest edition of March 29, 2013 summarized the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority’s proposed rule change to amend Rule 8313, which governs the release of disciplinary and other...more

8/27/2013 - Disciplinary Proceedings FINRA New Regulations SEC

FINRA Updates Private Placement Form and Issues FAQ

The Financial Industry Regulatory Authority updated the Private Placement Form that firms must use to file offering documents and information pursuant to FINRA Rules 5123 (Private Placements of Securities) and 5122 (Private...more

8/27/2013 - FINRA Private Placements

FINRA Provides Guidance on Communications with the Public Concerning Unlisted Real Estate Investment Programs

The Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) has issued Regulatory Notice 13-18 (Regulatory Notice) to provide guidance to member firms on communications with the public concerning real estate investment programs that...more

5/15/2013 - DPPs FINRA Real Estate Investments REIT

SEC Reopening Comment Periods for Certain Rulemaking Releases and Policy Statement Applicable to Security-Based Swaps

Under the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act, regulatory authority over derivatives is divided between the Securities and Exchange Commission and the Commodity Futures Trading Commission. The SEC has...more

5/15/2013 - CFTC Dodd-Frank Public Comment Rulemaking Process SEC Security-Based Swaps

FINRA's Frequently Asked Questions on Electronic Blue Sheet Submissions Updated Regarding Order Execution Time

The Financial Industry Regulatory Authority issued frequently asked questions (FAQs) in connection with FINRA firms being required to submit new data elements for Electronic Blue Sheets (EBS) to correspond with the...more

3/26/2013 - Electronic Blue Sheets FINRA Reporting Requirements Securities Exchange Act

SEC Approves OBS Supplemental Schedule

The Securities and Exchange Commission approved the adoption of a supplemental schedule for derivatives and other off-balance sheet items. ...more

3/20/2013 - Derivatives Reporting Requirements SEC

FINRA Changes Membership Application Fees

The Financial Industry Regulatory Authority announced that it will waive continuing membership application (CMA) fees when a CMA proposes minor changes that do not require substantial review by FINRA staff, such as certain...more

3/19/2013 - Fees FINRA

FINRA Amends Rules to Address Extraordinary Market Volatility

The Financial Industry Regulatory Authority adopted rule amendments in furtherance of the joint industry Regulation NMS Plan to Address Extraordinary Market Volatility (Plan). Pursuant to the Plan, FINRA amended its rules to,...more

3/19/2013 - FINRA NMS Plan

SEC Proposes Rules Regarding Technology Systems

On March 8, the Securities and Exchange Commission proposed Regulation Systems Compliance and Integrity (Regulation SCI), which would require certain self-regulatory organizations, alternative trading systems, plan processors...more

3/19/2013 - Automation Review Policy Regulation SCI SEC Technology

SEC Seeks Information to Assess Standards of Conduct and Other Obligations of Broker-Dealers and Investment Advisers

The Securities and Exchange Commission issued a request for data and other information that the SEC will review while considering alternative standards of conduct for broker-dealers and investment advisers when they provide...more

3/13/2013 - Broker-Dealer Dodd-Frank Fiduciary Duty Investment Adviser SEC

SEC Extends No-Action Letter Permitting Broker-Dealers to Rely on Certain Investment Advisers to Conduct Customer Identification...

The Securities and Exchange Commission has extended a no-action letter dated February 12, 2004 (the 2004 Letter) from the Securities Industry Financial Markets Association (SIFMA) that permits broker-dealers, subject to...more

1/22/2013 - Anti-Money Laundering Broker-Dealer FinCEN Investment Adviser No-Action Letters SEC SIFMA

FINRA Issues Annual Regulatory and Examination Priorities Letter for 2013

On January 11, the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) issued its annual letter outlining FINRA’s regulatory and examination priorities for 2013 to FINRA-registered firms. The letter is meant to highlight to...more

1/21/2013 - FINRA

No-Action Letter Regarding Definition of "Ready Market" with Regard to Foreign Equity Securities Pursuant to SEC Rule...

Currently, under Securities and Exchange Commission Rule 15c3-1 (the Net Capital Rule), broker-dealers may treat equity securities of a foreign issuer that are listed on the FTSE World Index as having a ready market. A ready...more

12/28/2012 - Broker-Dealer FINRA Foreign Equity Securities Foreign Exchanges Issuers No-Action Letters SEC

Additional Guidance on FINRA's Suitability Rule

In May 2012, the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority provided guidance on Rule 2111 (Suitability) by providing answers to frequently asked questions (FAQs). Answers that supersede some of these FAQs and additional FAQs...more

12/28/2012 - Broker-Dealer FINRA Investment Adviser Suitability Rule

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