Broker-Dealer/Securities Firm Regulation
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
Publications: 13 DECEMBER 2019
Allen & Overy publish weekly updates on key regulatory topics affecting the financial services sector.Read more
News: 10 DECEMBER 2019
When asked about global risks affecting their businesses, nearly three fifths (58%) of directors stated that technological advances (artificial intelligence and machine learning) are the most significant threat. This is according to the seventh annual Directors’ Liability report by international law firm Allen & Overy, in conjunction with Willis Towers Watson (NASDAQ: WLTW), the global risk advisory and insurance broker.Read more
Publications: 09 DECEMBER 2019
In light of the continued growth of residential housing prices and the impact on household debt, the Luxembourg parliament adopted a new act on 4 December 20191 (the Act) to grant specific intervention powers to Luxembourg’s financial sector regulator, the Commission de Surveillance du Secteur Financier (CSSF). In the event that developments in the Luxembourg real estate sector (potentially) threaten the stability of the national financial system, the CSSF is entitled by the Act to set the conditions upon which credit institutions, insurance undertakings and professionals carrying on lending operations, may grant loans relating to residential properties situated in Luxembourg.Read more
Publications: 04 DECEMBER 2019
There is unprecedented demand for and use of technology in the financial services sector. However, greater reliance on technology brings with it increased levels of risk. In particular, IT incidents and even brief disruptions to digital services may have a significant impact on clients and the markets.Read more
Utilizes an international platform to assist both US clients with foreign broker-dealer issues and foreign clients with broker-dealer work in the USA. Acts for a variety of financial institutions on the full range of broker-dealer and securities compliance and regulation.
Chambers USA, 2014