Cybersecurity has been described as everything from a top-down corporate mission to a shopping list for software packages that monitor networks and systems for suspicious activity. Given the breadth and complexity of even identifying the risks, it’s no wonder that all sorts of management are discovering they’re now riding the cybersecurity bus. Nowhere is this accumulation of corporate […]
The SEC has reopened its possessed rule governing the use of collateral held by security-based swap dealers (SBSDs) — a proposal which would effectively ban rehypothecation — the use of the collateral by dealers as a source of funding.
A regulatory fine of US$50,000 might seem like a slap on the wrist for a large fund manager, but when an enforcement action from the US Securities and Exchange Commission makes its way into the agency’s press release and headlines from multiple media outlets it becomes a big concern for compliance and operations managers. In a new […]
Knock, knock. Who’s there? If a potential censure or fine from the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority or the Securities and Exchange Commission isn’t enough to motivate broker-dealers to ensure their middle and back-office operations are well oiled, perhaps an intensive audit by an unfamiliar third-party firm will be. The states’ objective: taking over trillions of dollars worth of unclaimed securities accounts […]