New FINRA Supervision Rules Impact Broker-Dealers’ Insider Trading Procedures and Supervisory Controls

Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) rules require member firms to establish and maintain a system of written procedures to supervise the activities of its members. On December 23, 2013, the SEC approved new FINRA rules. Among other provisions, the new rules require procedures for detecting and reporting insider trading and impose heightened standards on supervisory controls. Member firms should ensure that their actions conform to the updated regulatory scheme, which is part of FINRA’s continuing efforts to harmonize the NASD and NYSE supervisory rules into one consolidated FINRA rulebook.

The Proposed Rule Changes -

The two new FINRA Rules 3110 (Supervision) and 3120 (Supervisory Control System) consolidate and replace NASD Rules 3010 and 3012 and impact..

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