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Through revisions to SEC Rule 17Ad-17 in response to the Dodd-Frank bill of 2010, all brokers will soon face a new set of requirements to locate shareowners. Keane is ready to support brokerage firms in meeting these requirements.

8 Unclaimed Property Concerns for the Brokerage Industry

8 Unclaimed Property Concerns for the Brokerage Industry

Brokerage, Unclaimed Property Reporting

Unclaimed property compliance for broker dealers and the financial services community can often be an overlooked area of compliance. In addition to Federal regulations such as SEC Rule 17Ad-17, maintaining compliance with 55 unique sets of escheat law is critical to protecting investor accounts and valuable client relationships. In this post, we have outlined 8 pressing unclaimed property concerns facing the brokerage industry.

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Major Brokerage Firm Agrees to DMF Matching of Brokerage Accounts

Brokerage, Unclaimed Property Audit

Unclaimed Property Settlement Reached After Multi-State Audit In late December 2014, Morgan Stanley and its affiliated companies became the first brokerage firm undergoing a multi-state unclaimed property audit to agree to the use of the Social Security Administration’s  Death Master File (“DMF”) or state vital statistics records to identify deceased account owners as a means […]

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Managing Unclaimed Property: The Top 10 Issues for Chief Compliance Officers

Managing Unclaimed Property: The Top 10 Issues for Chief Compliance Officers

Brokerage, Compliance, Mutual Funds

Managing unclaimed property compliance is critical to a company’s risk and governance program.  Key decision-makers, such as Chief Compliance Officers, must understand the fundamental unclaimed property principles while monitoring the legislative environment for the latest regulatory developments, industry updates and trends. In order to stay abreast of the legislative and regulatory landscape, those tasked with […]

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Go Global at the 2014 NICSA Strategic Leadership Conference

Go Global at the 2014 NICSA Strategic Leadership Conference

Brokerage, Mutual Funds

Beginning tonight, the 2014 NICSA Strategic Leadership Conference will kick off in Hollywood, Florida at the Westin Diplomat. Keane Chief Operating Officer, Nick Nichols will serve as co-chair of this year’s conference, titled “Managing the Investment Firm in a Global World”. At the Strategic Leadership Conference, members will have the opportunity to network with fellow […]

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SEC 17Ad-17 Compliance Deadline Arrives for Broker-Dealers

SEC 17Ad-17 Compliance Deadline Arrives for Broker-Dealers

Brokerage, Compliance, Mutual Funds

The deadline has arrived for the broker-dealer community to comply with the new and amended Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) regulations. The lost securityholder search requirements of SEC Regulation 17Ad-17, as well as a new requirement to notify unresponsive payees were extended to the broker-dealer community with the passage of the Dodd-Frank Act in 2010.  […]

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