Entries by Jay Gettenberg


Capital Acquisition Brokers (“CABS”) were created as a new FINRA Membership option after a long-standing battle in the industry to lessen the restrictions on limited purpose Broker Dealers. You can apply to be a CAB member at the onset of your new member application (assuming you meet the criteria per the rule) or you can […]

What is a FinOp?

What is a Financial & Operations Principal (FinOp)? Rule 1022 requires every FINRA member firm to designate one individual to serve as a Financial and Operational Principal (FinOp). The FinOp obtains qualification by passing the Series 27 or Series 28 examination. Upon registration, the FinOp becomes personally liable for the maintenance of the broker dealer’s […]

FINRA Notice 16-09

Summary Effective March, 2016 Shortening the settlement cycle from trade date plus three business days (T+3) to trade date plus two business days (T+2) for U.S. secondary market transactions in equities, corporate and municipal bonds, unit investment trusts, and financial instruments composed of these products is an industry- led initiative. To support this industry-led initiative, […]

FINRA Notice 16-08

Summary Effective February, 2016. FINRA’s review of securities offering documents has revealed instances in which broker-dealers have not complied with the contingency offering requirements of Rules 10b-9 and 15c2-4 under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (SEA). FINRA is publishing this Notice to provide guidance regarding the requirements of SEA Rules 10b-9 and 15c2-4 and […]