SEC Chair Mary Jo White outlined a broad market structure proposal that would require high-frequency traders to register with the SEC as dealers and that could signal the end of the dealer-trader distinction....more
The guidance addresses expense arrangements, buy-in procedures, free credit balances, sweep programs, and bulk transfers, among other things.
On March 6, the staff of the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) issued...more
In two separate letters, the SEC staff addresses operational concerns raised by broker-dealers in connection with sweep program authorizations and the use of certain nonaffiliated U.S. branches of foreign banks....more
SEC staff action may head off congressional action to exempt M&A Brokers from registration.
On February 3, the staff of the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) issued a no-action letter that permits an M&A broker...more