A broker-dealer settled SEC charges for failing to comply with Regulation Best Interest in connection with recommendations to retail brokerage customers purchasing mutual fund shares in their IRAs.
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.
The SEC adopted two new rules requiring certain market participants that "play an increasingly significant liquidity providing role," to register with the SEC as broker-dealers or as government securities broker-dealers under the Securities Exchange Act.
SEC Chair Gary Gensler warned of broad challenges and increased risk resulting from the use of AI models in the financial sector. He highlighted the need to update regulatory guidelines, establish strict oversight mechanisms and enhance disclosure requirements for companies utilizing AI.