FINRA Notices


Regulatory Notice 22-20 (Thu, 29 Sep 2022)
Summary The NAC has revised FINRA’s Sanction Guidelines, which guide FINRA adjudicators in developing remedial sanctions for violations of the securities rules. These revisions were based on a review to ensure that the guidelines accurately reflect the levels of sanctions imposed in FINRA disciplinary proceedings. The revisions tailor sanctions to differentiate between types of respondents and modify the Sanction Guidelines in the following ways:
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Election Notice – 9/6/22 (Tue, 06 Sep 2022)
Call for Candidates for Upcoming FINRA Small Firm Advisory Committee Election
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Election Notice – 9/6/2022 (Tue, 06 Sep 2022)
Summary The purpose of this Notice is to notify member firms of the upcoming nomination and election process to fill vacancies on FINRA’s Regional Committees. The Regional Committees play an important part of informing FINRA’s regulatory programs by, among other things, alerting FINRA to industry trends that could present regulatory concerns, and consulting with FINRA on proposed policies and rule changes.
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Election Notice – 8/22/2022 (Mon, 22 Aug 2022)
Summary The purpose of this Election Notice is to notify members of an upcoming election to fill one small firm seat on the National Adjudicatory Council (NAC). Eligible individuals who obtain the requisite number of valid petitions may be included as candidates on the ballot by following the petition procedures described in this Election Notice. A formal notice of the NAC election and ballot listing all certified candidates will be mailed to the executive representatives of all eligible small firm FINRA members on or about Monday, October 24, 2022.
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FINRA Monthly Recap

FINRA Enforcement: Bringing Cases Against Individual Brokers (Tue, 20 Sep 2022)
When it comes to bringing enforcement actions against individual brokers, there is a lot to consider, especially when the sanctions can be life altering for the individual in question.  On this episode, we hear from Deputy Head of Enforcement Chris Kelly about what makes cases against individual brokers different from those brought against firms and all the considerations involved.  Resources mentioned on this episode: FINRA Enforcement Monthly Disciplinary Actions Disciplinary Actions Online Database Episode 69: Excessive Trading: When A Lot Becomes Too Much Episode 77: Behind the Process: How an Enforcement Action Becomes an Enforcement Action
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Regulatory Operations: Stronger Regulation Through Integrated Oversight (Tue, 06 Sep 2022)
Member Supervision, Market Regulation and Transparency Services and Enforcement. These three teams together make up Regulatory Operations or Reg Ops, which is at the very core of FINRA's efforts to protect investors and ensure fair and efficient markets for all.  On this episode, we hear Greg Ruppert, Executive Vice President of Member Supervision, Stephanie Dumont, Executive Vice President of Market Regulation and Transparency Services, and Jessica Hopper, Executive Vice President of Enforcement, about how they are working together to increase coordination and to ensure integrated oversight, to be able to better anticipate and address risks.  Resources mentioned on this episode: Conferences and Events FINRA Report Cards Episode 99: From NCFC to Member Supervision Head: Reintroducing Greg Ruppert Episode 87: Introducing Stephanie Dumont Episode 77: Behind the Process: How an Enforcement Action Becomes an Enforcement Action
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Augusto “Gus” Macedo

Managing Director


11201B Lockwood Drive

Silver Spring, Maryland  20901

Tel: 301-523-6427


AMC classified NAICS codes:

  • 522120 - Savings Institutions
  • 522130 - Credit Unions
  • 523110 - Investment Banking and Securities Dealing
  • 523120 - Securities Brokerage
  • 523210 - Securities and Commodity Exchanges
  • 523910 - Miscellaneous Intermediation
  • 523920 - Portfolio Management
  • 523930 - Investment Advice
  • 523991 - Trust, Fiduciary, and Custody Activities
  • 523999 - M
  • 522110 - Commercial Banking
  • iscellaneous Financial Investment Activities
  • 524113 - Direct Life Insurance Carriers
  • 524210 - Insurance Agencies and Brokerages
  • 525110 - Pension Funds
  • 525910 - Open-End Investment Funds
  • 611430 - Professional and Management Development Training


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