On May 15, 2024, the US Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) adopted amendments (the “Amendments”) to Regulation S-P under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (the “Exchange Act”), which governs the treatment of nonpublic personal information about consumers by certain financial institutions, to modernize and enhance the protections under the regulation.

The Amendments require broker-dealers

On March 18, 2024, FINRA announced that it has fined a broker-dealer $850,000 in connection with the firm’s program to pay individuals with followings on social media sites (i.e., “influencers”) to promote the firm in social media communications.  This matter represents FINRA’s first disciplinary action involving a firm’s supervision of social media influencers.

Certain Principal Trading Firms, Private Funds, Investment Advisers and Other Market Participants May Become Subject to Registration

On February 5, 2024, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) adopted new rules – SEC Rules 3a5-4 and 3a44-2 (collectively, the “Final Rules”) – to further define the phrase “as part of a regular business” used in

In recent wide-ranging remarks punctuated with a number of movie references and analogies (some that I confess were lost on me), Securities and Exchange Commission Chair Gensler spoke about various aspects of Artificial Intelligence (“AI”).  The Chair noted, as he has consistently, that AI may pose systemic risk or aggravate risks—Chair Gensler discussed herding and

On February 9, 2024, the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) announced charges against several broker-dealers and investment advisers for failures by the firms and their employees to maintain and preserve electronic communications. The firms’ penalties ranged from $8 to 16 million, with one notable exception—one firm received a significantly lower penalty of $1.25 million, which

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Financial services firms’ corporate compliance programs continue to be under intense regulatory scrutiny and face immense challenges brought upon by the FinTech revolution. Many of the financial service regulators have been looking at these developments with a keen interest. The regulatory landscape