On February 12, 2021, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) issued an order that extends the filing deadline for annual audit and related reports an additional 30 days for smaller broker-dealers that meet certain conditions. These filings are normally required to be completed within 60 calendar days after the…more
Customer service is key in driving the growth of business. In the highly-regulated broker-dealer industry, a focus on better customer service is often the distinction between competing firms.
The ongoing Fintech revolution in the financial services industry has opened up innovative options for representatives to be more accessible…more
Several years ago, the interim inspection program of auditors of broker-dealers was implemented due to new authority given to the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board (PCAOB) over auditors of SEC-registered broker-dealers by the Dodd Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act.
This summer, the PCAOB released…more
In August 2011, the interim inspection program of auditors was implemented due to new authority given to the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board (PCAOB) over auditors of SEC-registered broker-dealers by the Dodd Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act.
The PCAOB issued its first two progress reports…more
Several years ago, the Securities and Exchange Commission undertook a project to revise the reporting requirements of broker-dealers. As many of our clients are getting ready for their annual audit, we thought now was a good time to revisit the revised reporting requirements for broker-dealers.
In June 2011…more
Broker-dealers operate in a highly regulated environment, which frequently changes. Below are highlights of some key broker-dealer amendments recently adopted by the SEC as well as PCAOB audit findings.
The recent Securities and Exchange Commission amendments relate to the net capital rule, the customer protection rule…more