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Bates News  |  05-11-20

Welcome Our New Bates Experts

Bates Group is proud to welcome our newest experts and consultants: 

Kathy D. Ireland – ERISA, Investment Advisers Act, Codes of Ethics

Philip Lieberman, CPCO, CLU – Property and Casualty Insurance

Jennifer Luce – Accounting, Media, Publishing

Mike Steinmetz – Cybersecurity


Bates News  |  05-07-20

Bates Group Welcomes New Managing Director Steven Engel

Bates is proud to welcome Steven Engel as a new Managing Director on the Bates Compliance team. At Bates, Steven will be working directly with clients to support their risk and compliance activities and solutions.


Bates News  |  03-18-20

What We Have Learned From Previous Market Downturns and Corrections

Over the course of the last 40 years we’ve seen plenty of ups and downs in the markets. Along the way, Bates Group has helped our clients sort through the complexities and fallout by providing clear and accurate analyses, reporting, and expertise.


Bates News, Compliance and Regulatory Alerts  |  03-17-20

FINRA Postponement of In-Person Arbitration & Mediation Hearings

FINRA has announced that, in response to the evolving coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), it “has decided to administratively postpone all in-person arbitration and mediation proceedings scheduled through May 1, 2020. “


Bates News  |  03-16-20

UPDATE: NSCP Regulatory Interchange with the SEC, DOL & FINRA: July 24, 2020 in Denver, CO.

NSCP Regulatory Interchange with the SEC, DOL & FINRA: Moved to July 24, 2020 in Denver, CO. Bates Compliance Managing Director Linda Shirkey is a speaker/moderator.


Bates News, Compliance and Regulatory Alerts  |  03-09-20

Bates Compliance Practice Leader Robert Lavigne Discusses Reg BI in ThinkAdvisor Article

Bates Compliance Practice Leader Robert “Bob” Lavigne is quoted in a new article entitled “Reg BI Compliance Race is On,” published by ThinkAdvisor.


Bates News, Bates Research, Compliance and Regulatory Alerts  |  03-05-20

Facing the Coronavirus: Financial Industry Preparations, Reassurances and Contingencies

If you’ve been in meetings about investor communications, business travel, or other contingency planning over the past few days and weeks, you are not alone. Since the outbreak of the coronavirus (also referred to as COVID-19) and more recently, the precipitous volatility of the financial markets, financial firms have been deluged with questions from just about every stakeholder group about how to respond. Regulators are weighing in as well. Bates looks at some of the efforts to prepare and reassure everyone out there.


Bates News  |  01-28-20

Bates Group Welcomes New Managing Director Jennifer L. Cunningham

Bates Group is proud to welcome new Managing Director Jennifer L. Cunningham. She is an accomplished and seasoned financial services professional with over 20 years of experience in broker-dealer branch office management, risk and supervision, suitability, operations, sales support, Human Resources and customer communications. A former Director at UBS in New Jersey and New York City and former Vice President at the Merrill Lynch Fifth Avenue flagship office, Ms. Cunningham comes to Bates from another consulting firm, where she provided expertise in support of broker-dealer litigation and customer complaint matters, prepared FINRA broker-dealer New Member Applications, and served as lead project manager for specialized regulatory and compliance consulting retentions.


Bates News  |  01-15-20

Bates Expert William Jannace Quoted in Investment News Article

Bates Group Expert and Consultant William Jannace is quoted in a new article from Investment News.


Bates News, Compliance and Regulatory Alerts  |  01-06-20

Bates Group Expands Regulatory Compliance Services with Acquisition of The Advisor’s Resource, Inc.

Bates Group is pleased to announce the acquisition of The Advisor's Resource, Inc. (TARI), a leading compliance consulting firm based in Houston, Texas. Veteran compliance leader and TARI Founder & President Linda Shirkey will join Bates Group, along with Shelley Dragon, TARI’s director of client service, as members of the Bates Compliance team. The acquisition further expands Bates Compliance with greater access and resources to service Registered Investment Advisers (RIAs), as well as private equity and hedge fund firms across the United States.


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