SEC Orders FINRA to Improve Internal Compliance Policies and Procedures

On October 27, the SEC ordered FINRA to hire an independent consultant and undertake other remedial measures to improve its policies, procedures, and training for producing documents during SEC inspections. The order was made in connection with alleged violations of Section 17(a) of the Exchange Act and Rule 17a-1, namely the alteration of certain records prior to submission to SEC inspection staff. SEC Release. SEC Order.