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Bates Group’s consulting and testifying experts have diverse backgrounds resulting in a wide variety of expertise. With all that diversity, they have one thing in common – they are all outstanding practitioners in their fields.

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New CFTC Commissioner Proposes “21st Century” Approach

New CFTC Commissioner Proposes “21st Century” Approach

At the CFTC a line has been drawn: the regulator will shift away from focusing on “regulating the last crisis” to ensure that they remain relevant in modern markets. Rather than reacting to market innovation, the CFTC sees a role for itself in advancing and promoting innovation. This new viewpoint was prominently discussed in the first public address of Brian Quintenz, newly sworn in as Commissioner of the CFTC. Mr. Quintenz challenged the entire approach undertaken by his predecessors toward regulating the activity of the sector.

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NASAA Issues Annual Securities Enforcement Report and Expands Resources for IAs and BDs

NASAA Issues Annual Securities Enforcement Report and Expands Resources for IAs and BDs

In his first address to the North American Securities Administrators Association (NASAA), newly-elected and third-time President Joseph Borg identified key priorities for his upcoming term. He emphasized cooperation between state and federal regulators and highlighted NASAA’s commitment to strengthened enforcement, technology advancement and cybersecurity. 

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New SEC, State Regulator Initiatives and Filings Amid Cyber Breaches

New SEC, State Regulator Initiatives and Filings Amid Cyber Breaches

Testifying at an oversight hearing before the Senate Banking Committee on September 26, 2017, SEC Chairman Jay Clayton addressed concerns over the SEC’s disclosure of a 2016 cyber-security breach involving its own EDGAR system for corporate filings, as well as the massive breach of the Equifax credit reporting agency database that put in jeopardy the personal information of over 140 million Americans. In response to these cyber incidents, the SEC is planning to utilize its new Cyber Unit, and New York State has propsed regulations that would give its Department of Financial Services the power to oversee credit reporting agencies.

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