Beginning on June 5, the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority Dispute Resolution Services (FINRA DRS) will permit in-person hearings to resume at most of its hearing locations for in-person arbitration and mediation proceedings.
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On May 11, the Securities Exchange Commission’s (SEC) Division of Investment Management (IM) staff issued a Public Statement (Statement) strongly encouraging any investor interested in investing in mutual funds exposed to the Bitcoin futures market to carefully consider the risks involved with such investments.
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On April 26, the Securities and Exchange Commission announced that its Small Business Capital Formation Advisory Committee (Committee) will meet on Friday, April 30, to discuss solutions to increase access to capital for underrepresented founders and investors from smaller, regional funds. The meeting will include a presentation from the Office of the Advocate for Small

On March 10, the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) issued Regulatory Notice 21-09 announcing FINRA’s adoption of new rules to address brokers with a significant history of misconduct and the broker-dealers that employ them, as discussed in the March 12, 2021 edition of Corporate & Financial Weekly Digest). Amendments to FINRA Rule 8312 (FINRA

On April 19, the Securities and Exchange Commission announced the appointments of SEC Chair Gary Gensler’s senior staff, who will be responsible for advising Gensler on matters before the SEC. Prashant Yerramalli, appointed as SEC’s Chief of Staff, will continue to serve the role, which he has held since January under Acting Chair Allison Herren