New Podcast: Understanding Risk-Based Regulatory Exams

For registered financial services firms, regulatory exams in the past have instilled the gamut of emotions from annoyance to anxiety, to outright fear. Fortunately, much of this could be mitigated with a better understanding of the exam process, the necessity for robust risk assessments, and by nurturing the firm’s relationship with it’s regulatory contact. This week’s Oyster Stew podcast episode features Oyster Managing Director Ed Wegener, formerly a SVP and Midwest Regional Director of FINRA discussing risk assessments and how FINRA is using those assessments to help determine the scope, depth, breadth and frequency of their examinations of broker-dealers.