Last month’s announcement by FINRA marks the completion of the consolidation of FINRA’s enforcement functions under the leadership of Susan Schroeder. One of the key outcomes of FINRA360, the new structure is designed to ensure a more consistent enforcement program. Schroeder noted, “The consolidation of our enforcement function enables us to better target developing issues that can harm investors and market integrity, and ensure a uniform approach to charging and sanctions.” Under the new structure, the Department of Enforcement contains two new centralized units, Investigations and the Office of the Counsel to the Head of Enforcement, and three specialized teams, Main Enforcement, Sales Practice Enforcement and Market Regulation Enforcement. The groups will be headed by Terrence Bohan, Lara Thyagarajan, Jessica Hopper, Christopher Kelly and Elizabeth Hogan, respectively. See the full announcement here.
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