FINRA adopted a new rule to require that broker-dealers file their order routing reports with FINRA to facilitate public dissemination of the information.
FINRA adopted amendments to its rules that pertain to or reference the standard securities settlement period in order to account for the planned move to the T+1 settlement cycle.
A firm settled with FINRA for failing to (i) supervise the use of personal email for business-related communications, (ii) retain certain business-related email communications and (iii) adopt written policies and procedures to safeguard customer records and information.
FINRA fined a muni dealer for MSRB Rule violations including (i) failing to timely cancel or close out inter-dealer municipal securities transactions after settlement; (ii) failing "to take prompt steps to obtain physical possession or control of 247 short positions resulting from failed inter-dealer municipal securities transactions;" and (iii) related supervisory violations.
FINRA amended its Codes of Arbitration Procedure. The revisions make changes to the arbitrator list selection process and clarify requirements on prehearing conferences, hearings, claims and motions practice, case dismissals and hearing records.