Broker-Dealer Compliance Program Review

At Oyster Consulting, we understand the complexity of running a broker-dealer

Our consultants are former regulators and industry leaders who know the issues you face and have the real-world experience to ensure your program is practical and compliant. 

The Oyster Difference

Oyster knows that each compliance review is different. We will collaborate with your leadership to understand your firm’s compliance goals as well as the policies and procedures that support them. Our experts in process management and compliance provide a road map prioritizing areas of your program that could benefit from reframing. By changing ineffective policies, updating procedures and simplifying processes, we help your team create long-term value through thoughtful redesign.

Oyster Solutions

Our proprietary governance, risk and compliance software, Oyster Solutions, takes the worry out of managing your compliance requirements. With consolidated dashboards, customizable workflows and user profiles designed for your business model, you have a bird’s eye view of your firm’s compliance program.

Oyster Solutions

Regulatory Background 

Ensuring that your compliance program is robust and current with evolving regulatory requirements is an important factor when it comes to protecting your business. If you are a dual-registered firm, we can also perform your Investment Advisor Annual Review, required under SEC Rule 206(4)-7. Our experts will ensure your investment advisor program is compliant, reflects your firm’s capabilities, leverages technology and has effective, streamlined processes. 

Our Process

Step 01


We listen to your goals and priorities. We create transformative change by inviting a two-way discussion.

Step 02


We customize your project by creating a scope and timeline to deliver the best experience for your team.

Step 03


Oyster maintains consistent communication to monitor and reinforce project goals while completing project deliverables.

Step 04


Whether your need is ongoing consulting or project based, Oyster will deliver a quality product that encapsulates your goals and expectations.

Broker-Dealer Compliance Program Review Services

Review prior regulatory examinations, findings and firm responses 

Review Written Supervisory Procedures 

Interview key personnel to assess written policies against actual procedures 

Draft a report and discuss the findings with your firm 

Provide guidance on best practices and industry standards