The House Passes The Financial CHOICE Act

By | 04/23/2018 | 11:26 am ET

On June 8, 2017, the House of Representatives passed “The Financial CHOICE Act” (“Creating Hope and Opportunity for Investors, Consumers and Entrepreneurs”). The act regulates banking institutions’ qualifying capital through numerous exemptions and policies. Further, the act repeals the Financial Stability Oversight Council’s authority while overhauling multiple parts of the Dodd-Frank Act. The act proposes to make achieving financial independence more feasible for Americans as well as increase financial opportunities…

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Transition to the T+2 Settlement Cycle

By | 04/23/2018 | 11:19 am ET

Rule 15c6-1(a) – From T+3 to T+2 In March 2017, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) amended Rule 15c6-1(a), shortening the settlement cycle from T+3 to T+2. The “T” in “T+2” and “T+3” stands for transaction date, the date that a transaction occurs. T+ (1, 2 or 3) represents the settlement date, the date that ownership of the stock is transferred. Thus, with this rule change, companies now have two…

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Five Examination Priorities of The SEC Office of Compliance Inspections and Examinations

By | 03/30/2018 | 1:25 pm ET

On February 7, 2018, the Securities and Exchange Commission’s Office of Compliance Inspections and Examinations (OCIE) announced its annual examination priorities for 2018. The OCIE desires to ensure compliance by preventing fraud and managing risk. These 2018 policies will focus specifically on critical market infrastructure, retail investors, developments in cryptocurrency, initial coin offerings, and secondary

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