Relief Is in Sight

The $2.2 trillion CARES Act contains key provisions, which may directly assist small broker-dealer firms in weathering the COVID-19 pandemic crisis.

While the provisions of the CARES Act are still being reviewed, we want to share with you some points that may assist you with retaining your employees and keeping your operations running as smoothly as possible.

Financial Services Sector Designated an Essential Critical Infrastructure Sector in this Coronavirus Pandemic

ACI’s broker dealer and investment advisory clients, as well as ACI itself, qualify as part of the DHS-designated Essential Critical Infrastructure Workforce for the financial industry.

Regulatory Extensions Announced for COVID-19

Effective March 20, 2020, FINRA released FAQs related to the COVID-19 pandemic and the impact the virus will have on small FINRA member firms meeting various FOCUS Report and annual audit requirements over the coming months.