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Our team covers a broad waterfront of issues facing global and national financial institutions engaged in securities transactions within the United States, including foreign and domestic banks, insurance companies, investment advisers and private fund managers. Our clients range from financial institutions specializing in investment banking to market leading clearing firms and prime brokers.

We have extensive experience counseling foreign and domestic financial institutions on issues related to their status as brokers and dealers and helping financial institutions to register with the SEC and to become members of Self Regulatory Organizations (SRO) such as the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA). We also assist broker-dealers in developing and revising written compliance policies and supervisory procedures and conduct reviews of their supervisory systems.

We counsel U.S. and international financial institutions, investment advisers and broker-dealers on issues related to compliance with the SEC’s financial responsibility rules, including the Net Capital and Customer Protection Rules, recordkeeping requirements, and financial reporting rules. We also advise with respect to sales practice regulations including suitability, point-of-sale disclosures, gifts and entertainment practices, and compensation structures for representatives.

News & insights

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Publications: 29 SEPTEMBER 2020

New EU digital finance strategy and proposals – September 2020

The European Commission yesterday adopted a new digital finance package, made up of a digital finance strategy, a retail payments strategy, legislative proposals for an EU regulatory framework on…

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Publications: 18 SEPTEMBER 2020

Key Regulatory Topics: Weekly Update 11-17 September 2020

Our weekly update on key regulatory topics affecting the financial services sector. If you would like to receive this update by email and be added to our marketing mailing list please contact…

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Publications: 14 SEPTEMBER 2020

ESG Taxonomy: What asset and fund managers need to know

A key plank in the European Commission’s work programme to help it move to a carbon neutral, sustainable EU involves the Taxonomy Regulation. This is a framework which allows for the progressive…

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Hong Kong's Securities and Futures Commission (SFC) Enforcement Actions Tracker

Publications: 07 SEPTEMBER 2020

Hong Kong’s Securities and Futures Commission (SFC) Enforcement Actions Trends and Tracker

The SFC published its annual report for 2019/2020 in June and recently published its quarterly report for Q2 2020.

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Recognition 

Implementing the Senior Managers and Certification regime

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Our Senior Managers and Certification Regime (SMCR) Working Group has been closely following the development and implementation of the SMCR since the FCA and the PRA first published their proposals in July 2014

Investigations Insight

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Focusing on the latest trends, risks and developments in business crime and financial services investigations