New Podcast: Leadership – Connecting the Dots in Today’s Business Environment

Recently, Oyster Consulting industry leaders Buddy Doyle, Bill Davis, Jeffrey Hiller, Jim Roth and Ed Wegener took some time to discuss what firm executives and decision makers should be focusing on in today’s volatile and changing business environment. With their decades of experience in compliance, operations, growth strategies and operations, they provide insight into improving… READ MORE

Broker-Dealer Consolidated Report Enforcement Actions

Are Your Internal Controls, Written Procedures and Supervisory Reviews Enough? If you have reviewed the enforcement actions filed by FINRA related to the use of consolidated reports by broker-dealers, you are probably wondering if you are doing enough to protect your firm.  Here is what you need to know to help make that determination. Consolidated… READ MORE

“Regulation AT” – What You Need To Know About the CFTC’s Proposed Rules for Algorithmic Trading

The Commodity Futures Trading Commission (“CFTC”) on November 24, 2015, unanimously approved a series of proposed risk controls, transparency measures, and other safeguards to “enhance the regulatory regime for algorithmic order origination and electronic trade execution on U.S.-designated markets (“DCMs”) but not on swap execution facilities (“SEFs”).” These proposals, which are set out in a… READ MORE