FINRA Releases 2020 Risk Monitoring and Exam Priorities. Key Focus is on Reg BI. Arbitration is Again Not on the List
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By George H. Friedman, SAA Editor-in-Chief

FINRA announced its 2020 risk monitoring and exam priorities in a 15-page Risk Monitoring and Examination Priorities Letter,

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The Inactive Industry Party Arbitration Rule Has Been Released for Public Comment by the SEC
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We reported in SAA 2019-42 (Nov. 6) that FINRA had filed proposed rule, SR-FINRA-2019-027, on November 5. The SEC has now released that proposal for public comment in SEC Rel.

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It Took a While, but the Inactive Industry Party Arbitration Rule has Been Filed with the SEC
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By George H. Friedman, SAA Editor-in-Chief

FINRA on November 5 filed with the SEC a long-awaited rule amendment that would give investors greater rights when arbitrating with inactive industry parties.

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Well, We Are Persistent. Comment Period Ended Mid-July on NJ Fiduciary Proposal. Comments Are Not Posted Online but We’ve Pieced Together an Analysis
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By George H. Friedman, SAA Editor-in-Chief

The comment period closed July 18 on New Jersey’s proposed fiduciary rule, with somewhat predictable comments.

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ET TU, MASSACHUSETTS?  SECRETARY GALVIN ANNOUNCES INTENTION TO CRAFT FIDUCIARY RULE
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ET TU, MASSACHUSETTS?  SECRETARY GALVIN ANNOUNCES INTENTION TO CRAFT FIDUCIARY RULE. Following the leads of Connecticut, Maryland, Nevada, and New Jersey, Massachusetts announced its intention to move ahead with its own fiduciary rule.

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***Breaking: SEC Approves Reg Best Interest and Related Proposals
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The SEC voted 3-1 to approve Regulation Best Interest (Reg BI) and three related proposed regulations at an open meeting held June 5.

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