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

Buddy Doyle Speaks at NSCP National Conference

Oyster CEO Buddy Doyle will be speaking at the NSCP National Conference on October 20, 2020.  The nature of the conference has yet to be decided (in-person or remote).  Buddy’s session will explore the importance of having adequate, current, and relevant governance programs designed to monitor and manage interactions with a wide variety of vendors… 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

SIFMA Compliance & Legal Virtual Forum

Hosted by the SIFMA C&L Society, hear industry leaders’ perspectives on the current regulatory and enforcement environments, lessons learned thus far, and much more.  Oyster’s Patrick Dennis will be attending. Topics will include: Leadership Matters: Meaningful, Measured Impact in Diversity and Inclusion Impact of COVID-19: Lessons Learned for Compliance and Legal Professionals Ethical Considerations and… 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