FINRA Publishes Regulatory Oversight Report

By Ed Wegener

The Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) has issued its long anticipated 2024 priorities. In past years, FINRA branded the report as the Report on FINRA’s Examination and Risk Monitoring Program. This year, they have re-branded the report to FINRA’s Regulatory Oversight Report.

As in past years, for each topic addressed in the report, FINRA has identified related considerations, common findings or observations, and effective practices. The 2024 report addresses issues related to: 

  • Financial Crimes
  • Firm Operations
  • Communications and Sales
  • Market Integrity
  • Financial management

What’s New

In addition to covering topics that were addressed in previous years such as Reg BI, cybersecurity, outside business activities, CAT and best execution, FINRA also addressed new topics:

  • Crypto asset development
  • OTC quotations in fixed income securities
  • Advertised volumes
  • Market access rule

Additional Resources

Oyster Consulting’s experts will provide insights and share their expertise in these areas in future blogs and podcasts. In the meantime, below are some free resources you may find helpful:

Unmask the Risks: Protect Your Firm with a Strong AML Program

Protect Your Vulnerable Customers: Combating Investor Fraud

Private Placements and FINRA Rule 2111

Reg BI Enforcement Surge Continues

Net Capital and Complex Products: 4 Concepts You Need to Know

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About The Author
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Ed Wegener

Ed Wegener is an innovative compliance, risk management and supervisory controls expert with deep understanding of Federal Securities Laws and the rules of self-regulatory organizations, as well as technology optimization and risk mitigation. Prior to joining Oyster, Ed held several posts in FINRA, most recently as  Senior VP and Midwest Regional Director.