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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SEC to Vote on Reg Best Interest June 5
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The SEC will be voting on approving Reg Best Interest and related proposed regulations at an open meeting on June 5.

As our readers and followers know,

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FINRA Issues Regulatory Notice Seeking Comments on Rule Changes To Protect Against At-Risk Firms. Unpaid Arbitration Awards Definitely a Focus!
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FINRA has issued a Regulatory Notice seeking comments on Rule changes aimed at better protecting investors from firms with significant regulatory histories. Arbitration is prominently mentioned throughout.

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FINRA Releases 2019 Regulatory and Exam Priorities. Focus Is On Emerging Areas. Arbitration Again Not on the List.
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FINRA announced its 2019 regulatory and exam priorities in a Cover Letter to member firms that included a link to a newly-named seven-page Risk Monitoring and Examination Priorities Letter addressed to the securities industry.

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The New Year is Here: What’s in Store for Arbitration and the Financial Services Field?
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By George H. Friedman*

SAC Contributing Legal Editor and Board of Editors Member

With the new year here, it’s time for my annual predictions.

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