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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 »

Dodd-Frank Broker-Dealer

SEC Proposes Regulation Best Interest for Broker-Dealers

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Broker-Dealer, Investment Advisers The SEC has proposed two rules and an interpretation to address retail investor confusion about the relationships that they have with investment professionals and the harm that may result from that confusion. Confusion has resulted from differing standards applied to broker-dealers and investment advisers. As a result of the proposed rules, the SEC will consider […] Read more →

by   |   April 18, 2018

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SEC Invites Regulated Entities to Voluntarily Submit Self-Assessments of Diversity Policies and Practices

Broker-Dealer, Employment, Investment Advisers, Municipal Advisors, Private Equity The SEC Office of Minority and Women Inclusion, or OMWI, invited entities regulated by the SEC to submit a Diversity Assessment Report. Entities regulated by the SEC include... Read more →

by   |   January 25, 2018

U.S. House of Representatives Acts To Codify Registration Exemption for M&A Brokers

Broker-Dealer, M&A On December 7, 2017, the U.S. House of Representatives passed the “Small Business Mergers, Acquisitions, Sales and Brokerage Simplification Act of 2017 (H.R. 477).” The... Read more →

by   |   December 10, 2017

U.S. House of Representatives Acts to Create New Category of Exempt Transaction Under the Securities Act of 1933

Broker-Dealer, Consumer Protection, Public Companies and Securities On November 9, 2017, the U.S. House of Representatives passed the Micro Offering Safe Harbor Act.  The vote was largely along party lines, with Rep. Walter Jones from North... Read more →

by   |   November 10, 2017