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- Sarah ten Siethoff is New Associate Director of SEC Investment Management Rulemaking Office
- Catherine Keating Appointed CEO of BNY Mellon Wealth Management
- Credit Suisse to Pay $47Mn to Resolve DOJ Asia Probe
- SEC Chair Clayton Goes 'Hat in Hand' Before Congress on 2019 Budget Request
- SEC's Opening Remarks to the Elder Justice Coordinating Council
- Massachusetts Jury Convicts CA Attorney of Securities Fraud
- Deutsche Bank Says 3 Senior Investment Bankers to Leave Firm
- World’s Biggest Hedge Fund Reportedly ‘Bearish On Financial Assets’
- SEC Fines Constant Contact, Popular Email Marketer, for Overstating Subscriber Numbers
- SocGen Agrees to Pay $1.3 Billion to End Libya, Libor Probes
- Cryptocurrency Exchange Bitfinex Briefly Halts Trading After Cyber Attack
- SEC Names Valerie Szczepanik Senior Advisor for Digital Assets and Innovation
- SEC Modernizes Delivery of Fund Reports, Seeks Public Feedback on Improving Fund Disclosure
- NYSE Says SEC Plan to Limit Exchange Rebates Would Hurt Investors
- Deutsche Bank faces another challenge with Fed stress test
- Former JPMorgan Broker Files racial discrimination suit against company
- $3.3Mn Winning Bid for Lunch with Warren Buffett
- Julie Erhardt is SEC's New Acting Chief Risk Officer
- Chyhe Becker is SEC's New Acting Chief Economist, Acting Director of Economic and Risk Analysis Division
- Getting a Handle on Virtual Currencies - FINRA
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Texas Passes New Law to Prevent Senior Financial Abuse
Less than 2 months after the SEC approved FINRA rules pertaining to ‘financial exploitation of seniors’, the Texas legislators passed an elder financial abuse prevention bill that would require advisors and broker-dealers to report suspicions of elder abuse to the state commissioner and the state’s department of family and protective services. They also would have 10 days to withhold disbursements for which they have concerns. The bill now awaits the Governor’s signature.
- New FINRA Rule 2165, “Financial Exploitation of Specified Adults,” will permit members to place temporary holds on disbursements of funds or securities from the accounts of specified customers where there is a reasonable belief of financial exploitation of these customers.
- Amended FINRA Rule 4512, “Customer Account Information,” will require members to make reasonable efforts to obtain the name of and contact information for a trusted contact person for a customer’s account.
- New Rule 2165 and the amendments to Rule 4512 become effective 2/5/18.
- See FINRA RegNote 17-11.
While plenty of issues remain outstanding, these are excellent steps by government and financial services to protect vulnerable investors.