Investment Losses Resulting From Robinhood’s Website and App Failures?

On March 2, 2020, Robinhood’s trading platform failed to open for trading–the single purpose for which it was created–free trading. As we have come to learn, the failure was the result of a programming error that did not account for the leap year in February. Broker-dealers such as Robinhood Financial are governed by the U.S.Continue reading “Investment Losses Resulting From Robinhood’s Website and App Failures?”

Payments of Transaction-Based Compensation by FINRA Members – An Update for Selling Groups and Individual Service Corporations and New Interpretive Guidance on the Horizon?

Back in December 2014, the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) approved a Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (“FINRA”) rule governing transaction-based payments to unregistered persons. The FINRA rule—Rule 2040—became effective on August 24, 2015. I understand that FINRA is currently considering providing members and the industry with written guidance so that their registered representatives can receiveContinue reading “Payments of Transaction-Based Compensation by FINRA Members – An Update for Selling Groups and Individual Service Corporations and New Interpretive Guidance on the Horizon?”

Financial Professionals Should Consider their Available Employment Options, Including Going Independent

Are you a financial adviser, investment adviser, wealth manager, registered representative or similar financial professional? There are many different names for those who render investment advice. Have you ever wondered how your clients’ situations might improve by changing your employer or business partner? Have you ever considered how your own personal financial well-being might improve if youContinue reading “Financial Professionals Should Consider their Available Employment Options, Including Going Independent”