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MAKING SENSE OF DODD-FRANK

The Dodd-Frank Act has broad and deep implications that will touch every corner of financial services and multiple other industries. This site, developed and maintained by attorneys at Stinson Leonard Street, is dedicated to making sense of this complex legislation and helping businesses understand how it will affect them specifically. Our Bloggers »

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SEC Approves T+2 settlement; Abides by T+4 settlement for Firm Commitment Deals

Broker-Dealer, Public Companies and Securities On February 10th, the SEC took action to formally approve of changes proposed by the NASDAQ Stock Market, NYSE MKT LLC, and New York Stock Exchange LLC’s, to shorten the standard settlement cycle for most broker-dealer transaction from three business days (T+3) to two business days (T+2). According to each of the releases (available here, […] Read more →

by   |   February 14, 2017

Trump Requires DOL to Reevaluate the Fiduciary Rule

Broker-Dealer, Investment Advisers, Trump Under current law, stockbrokers are only required to recommend suitable investments to their clients. The Department of Labor has issued a so called “fiduciary rule”... Read more →

by   |   February 3, 2017

SEC Simplifies Filing of Broker-Dealer Annual Reports on EDGAR

Broker-Dealer The SEC has previously provided guidance on the filing of annual and supplemental reports required under Rule 17a-5 or Rule 17a-12 by broker-dealers or over-the-counter... Read more →

by   |   January 30, 2017

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Legislation Creating Small Business Advocacy within the SEC Heading to the President’s Desk

Broker-Dealer, Consumer Protection, Public Companies and Securities On December 10, the SEC Small Business Advocate Act was approved by the Senate, clearing the way for signature by the President. The measure, which creates an advocacy office for... Read more →

by   |   December 12, 2016