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FINRA is a not-for-profit, self-regulatory organization (SRO) dedicated to promoting investor protection and market integrity in a manner that facilitates vibrant capital markets. One of FINRA’s tools for achieving this objective is fair and effective enforcement of member firms’ compliance with securities laws and regulations.
This email is to warn member firms of an ongoing phishing campaign that involves fraudulent emails purporting to be from FINRA and using either the domain name “@firms-finra.org” or “@firms-sipc.org”. Neither of these domains is connected to FINRA and firms should delete all emails originating from these domain names.
The email states:
I hope you are doing well.
FINRA Rule 4111(b) requires the Department of Member Supervision (Department) to calculate annually a member firm’s "Preliminary Identification Metrics" to determine whether the firm meets the "Preliminary Criteria for Identification."1 A key driver of that is whether a member firm’s Preliminary Identification Metrics meet quantitative, risk-based "Preliminary Identification Metrics Thresholds."2 The date, each calendar year, as of which the Departmen
FINRA’s National Cause and Financial Crimes Detection (NCFC) Cyber and Analytics Unit (CAU) has noted a recent alert issued by Microsoft on May 30, 2022.
See link to FINRA Regulatory Notices 21-31, which includes the schedule and instructions: https://www.finra.org/sites/default/files/2021-09/Regulatory-Notice-21-31.pdf
SECTION 1. REVERSE REPURCHASE AND REPURCHASE AGREEMENTS
Question 1.1: The instructions under Section 1 state in part that members should report the gross contract value of all reverse repurchase and repurchase agreements by collateral type. The instructions provide that:
The Cyber and Analytics Unit (CAU) within FINRA’s National Cause and Financial Crimes Detection (NCFC) program is highlighting a statement released today by President Biden regarding possible threats to our nation’s cyber security, urging private sector companies to remain vigilant and harden their cyber defenses "immediately" based on "evolving intelligence that the Russian Government is exploring options for potential cyberattacks." The President
The Special Investigations Unit (SIU) within FINRA’s National Cause and Financial Crimes Detection (NCFC) program is bringing to your attention some additional Russia-related sanctions developments. Please note that these are in addition to those detailed in FINRA Regulatory Notice 22-06.