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.

2019 Budget Summary: A Look Behind the Curtain

April 16, 2019

FINRA’s 2019 Budget Summary provides transparency not just into FINRA’s operations, but also the self-regulatory organization’s financial guiding principles. On this episode, we hear from FINRA’s CFAO about how a drawing down on reserves can be part of a company’s long-term financial plan.

FINRA’s Point Guard: The Central Review Group

April 2, 2019

The Central Review Group is the nerve center of FINRA’s Office of Fraud Detection and Market Intelligence (OFDMI). On this episode of FINRA Unscripted, we learn how the group combs through tens of thousands of investor complaints, regulatory tips, disclosure events, routine regulatory filings and more every year to look for red flags of fraud or other concerns.

Member Relations & Education: Making Regulation Smarter

March 19, 2019

As a self-regulatory organization, FINRA is uniquely positioned to gain meaningful insights from its members to help ensure FINRA’s regulatory programs are working for everyone. Tasked with maintaining that relationship and keeping an open dialogue is FINRA’s Office of Member Relations and Education. On this episode, we learn how.

CRD Transformation: Enhancing the Registration & Disclosure Process

March 5, 2019

Twenty years after its last major update, FINRA’s Central Registration and Depository (CRD) system, the backbone of BrokerCheck, is getting a facelift. On this episode of FINRA Unscripted, we hear what users can expect from the multi-year CRD transformation process.

A Look at the FINRA Institute at Georgetown CRCP Program

February 19, 2019

Looking to give your career a shot of the arm? Want understand not just the current regulatory landscape, but also the regulatory trajectory and where things are going? Tune into this episode of FINRA Unscripted to learn what makes the FINRA Institute at Georgetown CRCP program a can’t-miss opportunity.

The Future of RegTech: The Challenges and Opportunities

February 5, 2019

RegTech tools can present both tremendous opportunities and tremendous challenges for firms and regulators alike. They can also pose some interesting philosophical questions when it comes to their implementation. On this episode, we hear three unique perspectives on these opportunities and challenges from regulators from the U.K., the states and FINRA.

The Annual Priorities Letter: A Fresh Take

January 22, 2019

The Annual FINRA Priorities Letter is a great resource for firms looking to improve their compliance, supervisory and risk management programs. But the 2019 Letter is a little different. Tune into this episode of FINRA Unscripted to learn more about the changes to the letter and to drill into a few key topics.

Behind the Scenes: FINRA's Board of Governors

January 8, 2019

Academics, economists, CEOs. FINRA’s Board of Governors is made up of a diverse group of individuals with diverse perspectives—a must for a group responsible for overseeing a complex organization such as FINRA. Learn more about the composition and responsibilities of the Board of Governors on this episode of FINRA Unscripted.

Bits & Bytes: A Look at Effective Cybersecurity Practices

December 20, 2018

Cybersecurity is a major challenge for everyone – but it can be a particularly big challenge for those in the financial industry. That’s why FINRA released a new report highlighting effective cybersecurity practices for FINRA member firms. Learn more in this episode of FINRA Unscripted.

Insider Trading: Finding the Needle in the Haystack

December 4, 2018

More than 15,000 different stocks, options and bonds trade every day across millions of transactions. When it comes to detecting insider trading, it really is like finding a needle in a haystack. But that’s exactly what Sam Draddy and his team in the Office of Fraud Detection and Market Intelligence group do. Learn how in this episode of FINRA Unscripted.