On June 1, 2020, the National Futures Association (“NFA”) permanently barred Hong Kong-based commodity pool operator Bainbridge Asia Limited (“BAL” or the “Firm”) and its sole principal and associated person, Wai Man Yip, from membership and acting as a principal … Read More
Ask chief compliance officers what keeps them up at night and you’ll find the approval of marketing materials, social media communications, and other forms of advertising rank high on the list. Two factors have combined to cloud best practices for … Read More
In early May, the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) announced fines levied against AXA Advisors, LLC (AXA), a company that sells and services group annuity contracts for employer-sponsored 401(k) retirement plans through an affiliated life insurance company.
Fraudulent messaging that affects retail investment decisions come in many forms, but the applicable regulatory statutes apply across all circumstances. That includes the use of social media. On August 7, 2018, Elon Musk made the decision to publicly announce on … Read More