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

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

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

Former FINRA Regulator and Innovator Joins Oyster Consulting

Financial Services consulting firm expands Governance, Risk and Compliance team Oyster Consulting welcomes Ed Wegener to the firm as a Managing Director with the Governance, Risk and Compliance team. Ed brings a deep knowledge of compliance, risk management and supervisory controls requirements and best practices for broker-dealers and alternative trading systems.  His vast experience as… READ MORE