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Reg BI Exams – Reasonably Available Alternatives and Record Keeping

ON-DEMAND WEBINAR  With Reg BI examinations and enforcement actions expected to increase in 2021, firms are looking to meet the Care Obligation’s requirement of assessing “reasonably available alternatives”.  In this on-demand webinar, our panel of experts will take a deeper dive into a consistent and repeatable process for assessing costs and a reasonable range of […]

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Client Focused Reforms – Implementing KYP

ON-DEMAND WEBINAR With the CFR implementation deadline fast approaching, many firms are looking for practical strategies for meeting the remaining elements of the CFRs. Watch this 60-minute on-demand webinar to hear industry experts from Assante Wealth Management and BLG discuss approaches firms can take to meet their KYP obligation. The discussion will focus on: Practical […]

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Reg BI Exams – The Care Obligation

ON-DEMAND WEBINAR With a new SEC Chair sworn in and regulators conducting Regulation BI exams that go beyond ‘good-faith’ efforts, firms will be looking to adjust their practices to meet the principles of Reg BI and close any outstanding gaps related to the Care Obligation. Watch our On-Demand Webinar to hear industry leaders from Oyster […]

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Webinar: Client Focused Reforms and the KYP Challenge

The Client Focused Reforms (CFRs) introduces new Know Your Product (KYP) provisions for investment dealers and their representatives. In a recent wealth management industry survey, we found that the KYP obligations for dealers and advisors are a tangible implementation challenge for many. Watch our Webinar for MFDA dealers to hear industry leaders from Canada Life […]

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2021 Reg BI Exams & Variable Annuities

It has been six months since Reg BI’s best interest standard went into effect. Initially, the regulators required that firms make “good faith” and reasonable efforts to ensure the principles of the regulation were in place.  However, the SEC recently shifted gears. Starting January 2021, the SEC will move beyond good faith expectations and expand […]

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Up and Running: Day 2 Industry Responses to Reg BI

  Given the winds of political change and the SEC’s October 26 roundtable on Regulation Best Interest,  regulatory and industry experts from Scopus Financial Group and Celent provide an insightful conversation on: The macro outlook: The impact of political change on Reg BI and the wealth management industry Industry responses to Reg BI and common […]

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Electronic Disclosure – SEC Regulations and the Form CRS Business Case

The recent pressures of the COVID-19 pandemic, combined with growing investor demand for digital communication, have caused financial industry participants to advocate that the SEC shift the default delivery framework for investor communications from paper delivery to electronic delivery. Although the SEC has yet to make that shift, the agency nevertheless permits broker-dealers and investment […]

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Reg BI Day 2 – Strategies and Implementation Considerations

With Reg BI now in effect, broker-dealers have taken steps to achieve varying degrees of compliance. While there has been ample time and regulatory guidance to mitigate implementation challenges, sustained compliance with Reg BI raises a host of questions. The SEC has stated that good faith efforts to comply will be recognized. However, as the […]

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Reg BI and the Future of Compliant Investment Recommendations

Broker-dealers have known about the pending Reg BI deadline since June 2019. While the Coronavirus pandemic and pending Reg BI lawsuits have created speed bumps, the main question remains: How can broker-dealers demonstrate they are acting in the best interest of retail clients when making investment recommendations? In this 45-minute webinar, industry experts from Morningstar, […]

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Webinar: Challenges and Best Practices for KYP Compliance

  Dealers need to monitor the ever-changing landscape of investment products on their shelf.  However satisfying current KYP requirements in a product universe with thousands of changes every week is difficult. And those requirements are increasing. Sign up to hear industry experts from Assante Wealth Management, Manulife Securities, TD Wealth and InvestorCOM discuss the challenges and best […]

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