On June 22, National Futures Association (NFA) issued Notice I-20-26 announcing that the recent amendments made to Part 3 of its Compliance Rules will become effective on August 31, 2020. NFA Compliance Rule 3-14 was amended to allow an NFA disciplinary panel to impose a monetary penalty of up to $500,000 per rule violation at

On June 1, Cboe Exchange, Inc. (Cboe) filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission a proposed rule change to amend Rule 8.16 and Rule 9.2 to temporarily extend the filing deadline for certain supervision-related reports, which Cboe previously extended from April 1 to June 1 and from June 1 to June 30.
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On May 28, the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) issued Regulatory Notice 20-16 to share common themes observed through discussions with small, mid-size and large firms about the steps they reported taking to transition their associated persons and supervisory procedures to a remote work environment during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.
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On April 9, the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) issued Regulatory Notice 20-11 to amend FINRA’s Code of Arbitration Procedure for Customer Disputes (Customer Code) to expand a customer’s options to withdraw an arbitration claim if a member firm or an associated person becomes inactive.
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On February 20, the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) unanimously approved two proposed rules to revise its regulations relating to swap data reporting, dissemination and public reporting requirements for market participants.
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