In this issue:

- FINRA Proposes to Amend Rule 11892

- SEC Approves FINRA Rule Change to Limit Self-Trading

- FATCA Transitional Relief and Extension of Time for the Implementation of New Account Procedures for Entity Investors

- FEC Approves Bitcoin Political Donations While SEC Issues Investor Alert

- SEC Charges Five Co-Conspirators in Reverse Merger Scheme

- SEC Charges Investment Adviser with Custody Rule Violations

- FDIC Releases Resource Guide to Help Institutions Evaluate Opportunities with Community Development Financial Institutions

- FFIEC Member Agencies and State of New York to Focus Attention on Cybersecurity

- CFPB Proposes Rule on Privacy Disclosures

- Excerpt from FINRA Proposes to Amend Rule 11892:

On May 6, the Securities and Exchange Commission published a notice of filing of a proposed change to Financial Industry Regulatory Authority, Inc. Rule 11892 regarding clearly erroneous transactions in exchange-listed securities. The amendments grant FINRA the authority to declare null and void (i) transactions based on “fundamentally incorrect or grossly misinterpreted issuance information” and (ii) transactions that occur after a disruption or malfunction of the electronic communication or trading facilities or during a regulatory halt (i.e., a trading halt)...

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