Compliance

Markups, Markdowns

Markups, Markdowns

In recent years, markups have become a growing concern for regulators, and brokerage firm markup policies and procedures have come under increasing scrutiny from the SEC and the NASD. Essentially, […]

Cold Calling Rules

Cold Calling Rules

Compliance with securities regulations is only the beginning By Mark J. Astarita, Esq. Introduction Cold calling is a method of marketing a service or product by calling prospective clients “cold” […]

NAC Upholds Due Process

NASD Adjudicatory Council Strikes Case Because of Delays Follows SEC Lead in Upholding Rights to Due Process and Fundamental Fairness after 7-year delay in commencing proceedings. By Mark J. Astarita, […]