Memories of Margin: An Industry Veteran Reminisces  
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Our lead Squib in SAA 2021-13 (Apr. 15) reported that margin debt in February grew to a record $814 billion – up dramatically from a year ago – and examined what this might portend for securities arbitration.

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Margin Debt Hits An All-time High of $814 Billion. Any Arbitration Implications?
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By George H. Friedman, SAA Publisher & Editor-in-Chief

Margin debt in February grew to $814 billion, up dramatically from a year ago.

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NY Trial Court: Objecting to FINRA Jurisdiction but Participating in Arbitration Not Enough to Vacate Award
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By George H. Friedman, SAA Publisher & Editor-in-Chief

A financial adviser who noted his continued objections to FINRA Dispute Resolution Services’ (“DRS”) jurisdiction but otherwise participated in the arbitration cannot later challenge the Award under New York’s arbitration statute.

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PLI’s “Securities Arbitration 2020” – A New Medium, But the Same Great Content
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Practising Law Institute’s (“PLI”) annual securities arbitration seminar took place via live Webcast on September 10th. Although the pandemic moved the event to a virtual-only format,

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Seminar Highlights: “FINRA Arbitration: A Comprehensive Guide for 2020 and Beyond”
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SEMINAR HIGHLIGHTS: FINRA Arbitration: A Comprehensive Guide for 2020 and Beyond. This Webinar, hosted by The Knowledge Group and staged on August 6, 2020,

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FINRA Issues Reg Notice Setting September Effective Date for New Minimum Expungement Fees
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By George H. Friedman, SAA Editor-in-Chief

After SEC approval in late May, FINRA has published Regulatory Notice 20-25 establishing a September 14 effective date for its new fee regime specifically for expungement requests involving customer complaints.

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