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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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FINRA and Exchanges Submit Tick Size Pilot Plan

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Broker-Dealer, Public Companies and Securities FINRA and the exchanges have complied with an SEC order to establish a national market system plan to implement a targeted 12-month pilot program that will widen minimum quoting and trading increments (tick sizes) for certain stocks with smaller capitalization.  “Smaller capitalization” stocks are those with a market capitalization of $5 billion or less; an […] Read more →

by   |   August 26, 2014

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MSRB Seeks to Extend Pay-to-Play Rule to Municipal Advisors

Banking, Broker-Dealer, Municipal Advisors The Municipal Securities Rulemaking Board, or MSRB, is requesting comment on draft amendments to Rule G-37, the MSRB’s pay-to-play rule for municipal securities dealers, that... Read more →

by   |   August 18, 2014

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FSOC = Firing Squad On Capitalism Says SEC Commissioner

Banking, Broker-Dealer, Insurance Speaking at a conference, SEC Commissioner Michael S. Piwowar’s opening remarks included “In preparing for this speech, I thought a lot about what moniker I could use to best... Read more →

by   |   July 15, 2014

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New C&DIs on Verification of Accredited Investor Status

Broker-Dealer, Investment Advisers, Private Equity, Public Companies and Securities On July 3, 2014, the SEC released six new Compliance and Disclosure Interpretations relating to verification of prospective investors as accredited investors for purposes of Rule... Read more →

by   |   July 5, 2014