New Podcast: 2020 Exam Priorities, Part 3

This week’s episode of Oyster Stew is Part 3 in a series discussing the SEC and FINRA 2020 Exam Priorities Letters.  Oyster Consulting CEO Buddy Doyle, Director Evan Rosser and Consultant Joe Turner talk about Technology and Cybersecurity, Business Continuity Plans, Cash Management and Bank Sweeps. Oyster provides free resources such as podcasts and blogs, as well a… READ MORE

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Your Form ADV – Beyond Checking the Box

Additionally, Reg BI requires that firms file Form CRS.  The SEC has said that to answer some parts of Form CRS, you may link to other places where the relevant information resides, and a lot of that information is already in your ADV part 2A brochure.  Even if you don’t take advantage of your new… READ MORE

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New Podcast: 2020 Exam Priorities Letters, Part 2

This week’s episode of Oyster Stew is Part 2 in a series discussing the SEC and FINRA 2020 Exam Priorities Letters.  Oyster Consulting CEO Buddy Doyle, Director Evan Rosser and Consultant Joe Turner talk about Market Integrity, the Market Access Rule, and Best Execution requirements. Future exam priorities podcast topics will include: Technology and Cybersecurity… READ MORE

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Do You Know Where Your Business Continuity Plan Is? Now is a Good Time to Look

Those of us in the risk management and compliance profession read the news a little differently than most optimists do.  We tend to ask ourselves, “How could this news have a negative impact on our business and our clients, and how severe would that impact be?”  Recently a few themes in the news have caught… READ MORE

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New Podcast: 2020 Exam Priorities Letters – Part 1

In case you’re wondering what the regulators will be focusing on this year, they let you know when they publish their annual Exam Priorities Letters. This week’s episode of Oyster Stew is Part 1 in a series discussing the SEC and FINRA 2020 Exam Priorities Letters.  Oyster Consulting CEO Buddy Doyle, Director Evan Rosser and… READ MORE

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CAT Testing – Don’t Lose Sight of Large Trader ID (LTID) and Phase 2c Deadlines

Many broker-dealers are in the process of preparing for access to the CAT reporting environment.  They are making sure data transmission lines are implemented and functioning correctly, evaluating data requirements and ensuring which data will be produced by which technology provider (where appropriate), and performing linkage testing to clarify ALL of their trade flow to ensure all… READ MORE

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FINRA Notice – Heightened Terror Threat Risk

Last week FINRA posted a Notice to members outlining steps firms may consider taking to be prepared and respond to cyberattacks and other business disruptions.  The Notice was prompted by a Bulletin issued by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), which noted that Iran and its partners have demonstrated the intent and capability to conduct… READ MORE

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