FINRA Goes Back to the Drawing Board on Expungement Rule
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By George H. Friedman, SAA Publisher & Editor-in-Chief

On the last day for SEC review of FINRA’s latest proposal for improving the expungement process,

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SEC’s Gensler Again Grilled on Mandatory Arbitration
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By George H. Friedman, SAA Publisher & Editor-in-Chief

For the second time in the past few months, SEC Chair Gensler was asked to articulate his views on mandatory securities arbitration,

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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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AAA’s Amended International Rules: An Analysis
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By George H. Friedman, SAA Publisher & Editor-in-Chief

The American Arbitration Association recently amended its rules governing international arbitrations and mediations. Here is a succinct analysis.

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Comments on DOL’s Fiduciary Rule are Split Pretty Much Along Party Lines
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The period for filing comments and requesting a public hearing closed August 6, with just one hundred comments and no extension or hearing despite a request from Congressional Democrats and others.

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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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