Podcasts

FINRA Unscripted is the voice of the nation’s largest non-government securities regulator. We bring together FINRA leaders to discuss existing and emerging regulatory topics that impact the broker-dealer industry. We share best practices for compliance officers, insights into the operations of a 3,500 person self-regulated organization and educational tools and information for investors. Every investor in America relies on one thing: fair financial markets. That is what FINRA works every day to ensure.

One Enforcement: Introducing FINRA’s New Enforcement Team

May 21, 2018

Consistency and foreseeability: that’s what any regulator strives for. But when FINRA CEO Robert Cook asked around, he heard that wasn’t always the case—particularly when it came to two different enforcement teams. That’s why FINRA’s Susan Schroeder has taken on the task of bring together these two teams into One Enforcement. Here’s how she’s doing it.

FINRA’s Senior Helpline: Addressing the Unique Needs of Senior Investors

May 1, 2018

Senior investors may have unique needs that elevate the need for expedited attention with securities brokerage concerns. For three years, FINRA’s Securities Helpline for Seniors has been working to address those needs. Here’s how.

One FINRA: An Organization’s Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion

April 17, 2018

Diversity and inclusion are good for business. The financial services industry may not be known for its diverse workforce or inclusive culture, but FINRA is aiming to change that perception. Hear FINRA leaders share strategies and actions you can take to drive a more diverse and inclusive workplace.

Combatting Cybersecurity Threats

February 27, 2018

From banking and investing to social media and shopping, the internet is an essential part of our daily lives. That means cybersecurity is more important than ever. That is particularly true for FINRA, which can process up to 99 billion records in a single day. Here, John Brady explains how FINRA stays cyber secure.

A Touch Point for Politicians and Other Regulators: FINRA’s Office of Government Affairs

January 30, 2018

We don't get involved in politics or elections, we don't have a PAC, but we do have an office of Government Affairs. In the latest FINRA Unscripted, Greg Dean talks about how his team serve as a touch point for politicians and other state and federal regulators

Investing Smarter

December 21, 2017

Do you have student loan debt? If you do, you’re not alone. Almost 70 percent of students graduate with student debt—and many entering the job market in debt are unprepared to manage their own finances. That was the case for Gerri Walsh. Gerri now leads FINRA’s investor education efforts and is here today to help make us all smarter investors.

FINRA360: Building a Stronger FINRA

November 28, 2017

How can FINRA become a better, more effective regulator? That’s the question Robert Cook is looking to answer by soliciting feedback from financial firms, investors and other stakeholders. FINRA360 is the program through which he is turning the answer to the question into realty.

A More Transparent Organization

November 15, 2017

Long before transparency was a buzzword, it was central to FINRA’s mission. Transparent markets and educated investors ensure our markets remain strong and public trust in our markets remain high. Today, we sit down with FINRA’s Marcia Asquith, EVP for Board and External Relations, to hear how FINRA is improving transparency not only in financial markets, but also in its own operations.

What Does FINRA’s Chief Economist Do?

November 6, 2017

FINRA has an obligation to think through the impact of its rules. What is the problem we are trying to solve? How does this rule or solution solve that problem? Is it the best solution to the problem? Our Chief Economist Jonathan Sokobin asks those tough questions and more.