Trading Supervision

Trading Supervision

Supervision and risk management practices are essential to minimizing the overall risk profile of your firm.

Regulatory mandates dictate strong governance and supervision of sales and trading activities. Our Supervisory Principals are experienced managers, regulators and industry experts who can provide guidance on industry best practices for compliance and supervisory procedures.

The Oyster Difference

Oyster consultants provide real-world experience in trading, risk management, operations, and regulatory compliance oversight. We understand your concerns with best interest, suitability, and your fiduciary duty to serve your clients. We can manage supervisory functions routinely associated with a Broker-Dealer and Investment Advisory firms. Oyster will manage, monitor, and enforce internal and regulatory policies, identify trends, sales practice patterns, conflicts of interest, or issues that potentially pose a risk to the firm.

Why It’s Important

Ensuring your firm’s compliance program is robust and current with evolving regulatory requirements is an important factor when it comes to protecting your firm’s business and reputation.

FINRA Rule 3110 requires that each member firm establish and maintain a system to supervise the activities of each associated person that is reasonably designed to achieve compliance with applicable securities laws and regulations. Under FINRA Rule 3120, broker-dealers are required to have in place a system of policies and procedures that annually test and verify firm supervisory controls procedures. Firms must also create or amend Written Supervisory Procedures identified as necessary by this testing.

The designated principal or principals must submit to the member’s senior management no less than annually, a report detailing each member’s system of supervisory controls, the summary of the test results and significant identified exceptions, and any additional or amended supervisory procedures created in response to the test results.


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Trade Supervision Services

Compliance related topics: permitted activities, best execution, mark-up’s, market-making rules (e.g., front running, spoofing, etc.)

Desk participation in primary issuance markets including DCM, ECM and Public Finance activities

Transaction flow and operational procedures for front-, middle-, and back-office functions

Management and supervision of trade desk activities (e.g., risk management, trading desk profitability, sales coordination, key performance metrics/reporting)

Document processes and support development of operating procedures

Prepare and conduct training for current and future associates

Support regulatory, audit and other inquiries

Review of policies, processes and procedures

Conduct interviews with key staff and stakeholders

Discuss recommendations/alternatives

Our Process

Step 01


We listen to your goals and priorities. We foster significant transformation by encouraging a dialogue that goes both ways.

Step 02


We make a plan and schedule to give your team the best financial service industry experience for your project.

Step 03


Oyster ensures regular communication to oversee and strengthen the financial compliance management project objectives while accomplishing project tasks.

Step 04


Oyster offers financial services regulatory compliance support to meet your goals and expectations.