New Podcast Mini-Series! Regulators – Behind the Scenes

This week we are launching our new Oyster Stew podcast mini-series, Regulators – Behind the Scenes.  Join former regulators Patrick M. Dennis, Jeffrey Hiller, Bill Reilly, Evan Rosser and Ed Wegener  as they share their experiences and perspectives as former state and federal regulators around regulatory exams and issues.  Some things you just won’t learn from a textbook, like managing your relationship with… READ MORE

New Podcast – CCO Behind the Scenes, Episode 3

Join Oyster Consulting’s Jeffrey Hiller in Episode 3 of his podcast mini-series, CCO – Behind the Scenes. This week, Jeffrey discusses personal compliance violations and what you should do. Being CCO is more than just checking boxes.  Listen and learn in these short discussions as Jeffrey shares his real experiences and lessons learned. Some things you just… READ MORE

“CCO – Behind the Scenes:” The New Oyster Stew Podcast Mini-Series

Join Oyster Consulting’s Jeffrey Hiller in his new podcast mini-series, CCO – Behind the Scenes, as he shares his vast experience as both a Chief Compliance Officer (CCO) for several global investment firms and Senior Counsel for the SEC’s Division of Enforcement. Jeffrey literally helped write the book on modern regulatory compliance. Being CCO is… READ MORE

Variable Annuities – Still Under the Regulatory Microscope

Recent FINRA settlements make clear that regulators continue to see the sales and supervision of variable annuities as a priority, especially when it comes to switches or exchanges between products. Because of their complexity and costs, firms must ensure that recommendations of variable annuities are suitable for (and now in the best interest of) clients,… READ MORE

5 Common Compliance Mistakes

When I was a regulator, we would meet each week to discuss the cases being considered for Enforcement referrals. It was surprising how often the same types of cases would come before us. These were not always headline grabbing, but they were avoidable items that came up over and over again. I thought it might… READ MORE

Protect Your Profits through Compliance, Communication and Education

When it comes to compliance, your revenue stream is only as strong as your regulatory and client relationships.  Making a million in revenue means very little if you pay a $500,000 fine.  How do you protect that revenue? Compliance: Follow the rules and regulations and watch closely to ensure your employees do the same. A… READ MORE