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New Year, Similar Priorities: SEC Announces 2017 OCIE Areas of Focus

On January 12, 2017 the SEC announced its Office of Compliance Inspections and Examinations (OCIE) priorities for the year, including areas of focus for Retail Investors, Senior Investors and Retirement Investments,...more

Regulators Implement Enhanced Oversight and Propose Transparency for the Treasury Market

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On October 24, 2016, the Federal Reserve Bank of New York (FRBNY) held a conference on “The Evolving Structure of the US Treasury Market” (Conference). The Conference was a sequel to the first annual such event where...more

Corporate and Financial Weekly Digest - Volume XI, Issue 42

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SEC/CORPORATE - SEC Division of Corporation Finance Issues C&DIs on Exempt Offerings Under Rule 701 and Sales of Securities Under Rule 144(d) - On October 19, the staff of the Division of Corporation Finance of...more

Corporate and Financial Weekly Digest - Volume XI, Issue 36

BROKER-DEALER - SEC Chair Gives Speech on Equity Market Structure - On September 14, Securities and Exchange Commission Chair Mary Jo White gave a speech titled “Equity Market Structure in 2016 and for the Future”...more

SEC Provides Guidance on 2016 Examination Areas of Focus

by McGuireWoods LLP on

On Monday, January 11, 2016, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) announced its Office of Compliance Inspections and Examinations’ (OCIE) areas of focus for 2016, which include: - protecting retail investors and...more

SEC’s 2016 Examination Priorities Focus on Retail Investors, Market Wide Risk and Use of Data Analytics

The recently issued Examination Priorities for 2016 reveals that the SEC’s priorities are organized around the same three thematic areas as last year: (i) retail investors, including retirement investments; (ii) market-wide...more

Financial Services Weekly News - November 2015

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Regulatory Developments - Client Alert: SEC Issues New Guidance on Excluding Shareholder Proposals under Rule 14a-8: Goodwin Procter’s Capital Markets practice has released a client alert on the SEC’s Division of...more

SEC Chair Calls for Reexamination of Treasury Market Regulations in Light of High Speed Electronic Trading

On October 20, 2015, SEC Chair Mary Jo White gave the keynote address at the “Evolving Structure of the U.S. Treasury Market” conference organized by the U.S. Department of Treasury and the Federal Reserve Bank of New York....more

Brokers Beware: Will the SEC Extend New Cyber Guidance to Brokers and Investment Advisers?

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Against the backdrop of a steady stream of cyber-attacks and data breaches, Securities and Exchange Commissioner Luis A. Aguilar recently spoke about his hope to expand upcoming SEC cyber security guidance, known as...more

The Financial Report - Volume 4, No. 10 • May 2015 (Global)

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Discussion and Analysis - One of the earliest, and certainly one of the most famous, computers of all time is HAL 9000, the sentient computer that controls the systems of the Discovery One spacecraft and interacts with...more

"FINRA Provides Guidance on Effective Supervision and Control Practices for Firms Engaging in Algorithmic Trading Strategies"

The Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (“FINRA”) issued a regulatory notice (the “Notice”) in March 2015 that provides guidance on effective supervision and control practices for firms engaging in algorithmic trading...more

SEC Remarks at the Practising Law Institute’s Program Titled “SEC Speaks in 2015”

On February 20, 2015, several representatives from the SEC spoke at the Practising Law Institute’s program titled “SEC Speaks in 2015,” including Chair Mary Jo White and Commissioner Louis A. Aguilar. Ms. White provided...more

To Fix the Technology Glitches, SEC Imposes New Regulation SCI on the Markets

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Detailed rules will become effective February 2015, with compliance required by November 2015. On November 19, 2014, the Securities and Exchange Commission (the Commission) adopted new rules for technology...more

SEC Issues Regulation SCI Upping Information Security Requirements for Key Market Participants

by Latham & Watkins LLP on

The SEC today published in the Federal Register its Regulation SCI (Regulation Systems Compliance and Integrity), which requires key market participants to have and implement written policies and procedures reasonably...more

SEC Adopts Regulation SCI

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On November 19, 2014, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) unanimously adopted Regulation Systems Compliance and Integrity (Regulation SCI) under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (Exchange Act). Regulation SCI...more

SEC Adopts Rules to Improve Systems Compliance and Integrity

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On November 19, 2014, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) unanimously voted to adopt Regulation Systems Compliance and Integrity (Reg SCI), which will govern the technology infrastructure of the U.S.’s securities...more

Broker-Dealer Beat - December 2014

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New FOCUS Reporting Requirement Commences January 2015 - A new FOCUS reporting requirement designed to enhance FINRA's ongoing monitoring of members' financial condition will take effect for the new year. Beginning...more

Financial Services Weekly News Roundup - November 2014 #4

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Editor’s Note: Spotlight on the FDIC: In a Financial Institutions Letter, FIL-56-2014, the FDIC announced additional guidance on its 1998 Statement of Policy on Applications for Deposit Insurance in a Q&A format on...more

Bridging the Week - November 2014 #4

by Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP on

Broker-Dealer and Two Senior Officers Fined US $2.5 Million for Market Access Violations - Wedbush Securities Inc. and two senior officers resolved an enforcement action previously filed against them during June 2014...more

Financial Regulatory Developments Focus - November 2014 #4

by Shearman & Sterling LLP on

In this issue: - Bank Prudential Regulation & Regulatory Capital - Bank Structure - Compensation - Consumer Protection - Derivatives - Enforcement - Financial Market...more

Orrick's Financial Industry Week in Review

Bank of America and Merrill Lynch Settle RMBS Lawsuit with FDIC - On November 17, Bank of America and Merrill Lynch settled securities claims brought by the FDIC related to RMBS sold to United Western Bank. The FDIC,...more

SEC Adopts Regulation Systems Compliance and Integrity

by Bracewell LLP on

On November 19, 2014, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) approved the adoption of Regulation Systems Compliance and Integrity (Reg SCI) under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended (Exchange Act). Reg SCI...more

SEC Adopts Regulation Systems Compliance and Integrity Rules

by Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP on

On November 19, the Securities and Exchange Commission adopted new Regulation Systems Compliance and Integrity (Regulation SCI), a set of rules designed to strengthen the technology infrastructure of the US securities markets...more

SEC Adopts Rules to Improve Systems Compliance and Integrity Rules to Strengthen Technology Infrastructure of Securities Markets

On November 19, the Securities and Exchange Commission voted to adopt new rules designed to strengthen the technology infrastructure of the U.S. securities markets. The rules – together comprising Regulation Systems...more

SEC Adopts New Regulation to Govern the Technology Systems of the National Exchanges and Certain Other Market Participants

On November 19, 2014, the five commissioners of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) unanimously voted to adopt Regulation SCI, which stands for Systems Compliance and Integrity, to govern the technology...more

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