NRS Insights Blog

  • Filter Results by Topic

  • Clear

May 3 2019 - NRS Insights

House Passes Bill to Strengthen Protection of Senior Investors

On April 30, the U.S. House passed the Senior Security Act of 2019, HR 1876. This Act: Mandates the SEC to establish an interdivisional task force to investigate and combat financial exploitation of seniors
Find out more
April 19 2019 - NRS Insights

The Bigger Picture on FINRA’s 529 Plan Share Class Initiative

In early 2019, FINRA implemented the 529 Plan Share Class Initiative in response to exam findings that some financial services firms
Find out more
April 12 2019 - NRS Insights

New SEC Cybersecurity Sweep to focus on Investment Advisers

The SEC’s Office of Compliance Inspections and Examinations (OCIE) announced a third cybersecurity sweep largely focused on investment advisers.
Find out more
February 12 2019 - NRS Insights

Ready for the Regulators’ Next AML Scrutiny?

Regulatory concern about money-laundering activity is only increasing, and financial institutions are pumping more and more money and human resources into maintaining adequate compliance programs to avoid sanction.
Find out more
Blog SIE
February 1 2019 - NRS Insights

Demystifying the New SIE Exam

Since FINRA’s Securities Industry Essentials (SIE) Exam was introduced last year, FINRA has held its cards close to its chest, electing to hold on to a lot of the data pointing to enrollment numbers and/or passing ratios.
Find out more
SEC-Registration Investment Adviser
September 13 2018 - NRS Insights

The industry is bright for Investment Advisers

In case you have not heard, according to this year’s Evolution Revolution report released on September 6 by NRS and the IAA, the number of SEC-registered investment advisers continues to climb.
Find out more
July 30 2018 - NRS Insights

BDs to Benefit from FINRA360 Changes to Enforcement and Exam Process

As part of its continuing efforts to review and revamp the organization (i.e. FINRA360), FINRA has consolidated its enforcement units in order to streamline investigations, improve consistency and transparency and, ultimately, improve relationships with member firms.
Find out more
SEC stays all cases before Administrative Law Judges for 30 days
July 12 2018 - NRS Insights

SEC stays all cases before Administrative Law Judges for 30 days

Following the US Supreme Court’s June 21 decision in the Lucia case , the SEC issued a stay of all cases being heard by Administrative Law Judges (“ALJs”) for 30 days or until the SEC issues further orders.
Find out more
June 5 2018 - NRS Insights

Ready for the Final Exams? Take the Most Reliable Route to Passing

Congratulations! You’ve completed that last module and you’re eager to zip through the rest of your exam prep course …
Find out more
May 9 2018 - NRS Insights

The DOL Breaks Its Silence on the Status of Its Fiduciary Rule

On Monday, May 7, the Department of Labor issued a “field bulletin” to industry stakeholders stating that it would not pursue enforcement actions against investment advice fiduciaries “who are working diligently and in good faith to comply” with the BIC exemption and principal transaction exemption requirements of its much debated “fiduciary rule.”
Find out more