Items Tagged with 'FINRA'


FINRA names new CEO

Why the Board chose Robert Cook
The Board of Governors at FINRA just announced its selection for the company’s new CEO. Here is what Cook brings to the company, and why the soon-to-be former CEO says Cook is one of the leading practitioners on broker-dealer and market regulation.
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FINRA Sanctions Three Brokers Over CMO Sales

Long-time HW readers may recall an earlier brouhaha over failed Orange County, Calif.-based brokerage Brookstreet Securities Corp., and regulators' subsequent investigation into collateralized mortgage obligations, or CMOs; at the time, the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority said it was probing individual brokerages over suitability concerns tied to CMOs.
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FINRA Warns on Reverse Mortgages

There aren't many areas of the mortgage origination business that are booming, but one area -- reverse mortgages -- has seen high growth despite the industry downturn. And it's now an area that financial experts are growing increasingly concerned about.
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Regulators Broaden Mortgage Probe: Were Retail Investors Playing with IO Strips?

Both the Wall Street Journal and Bloomberg reported Friday morning that the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority -- FINRA for short -- is investigating securities brokerage firms' marketing and sale of collateralized mortgage obligations. HW readers may recall coverage of Orange County, Calif.-based Brookstreet Securities Corp., which went belly-up in June over bad CMO bets.
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