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We try to take a look at industry news and give you the highlights for Compliance, Operations and Strategy Departments and Associates.

We try to take a look at industry news and give you the highlights for Compliance, Operations and Strategy Departments and Associates.

Location:

United States

Description:

We try to take a look at industry news and give you the highlights for Compliance, Operations and Strategy Departments and Associates.

Twitter:

@oysterllc

Language:

English

Contact:

8045216022


Episodes

Risk Assessments - Keeping Your Firm Focused

3/25/2020
This week's episode features Oyster CEO Buddy Doyle and Polly Cordle, Managing Director of Oyster Solutions Software, discussing the importance of risk assessments, especially in today's volatile financial situation. Included are best practices for creating and maintaining risk assessments, regulatory reporting around risk, and how Oyster Solutions Software makes maintaining and reporting risk assessments easy.

Duration:00:23:12

Why Outsourcing Your Platform Assessment, Selection & Implementation Processes Makes Sense

3/18/2020
Transitioning your platform can be a vital component of making sure your firm is successful for many years to come. Managing your firm’s platform transition is a significant undertaking that will impact most areas of your business. Investing in a third party to make sure the disruptions are minimized while the planning, execution, testing and change management are being done concurrently can be a good strategy to free up firm resources. In this podcast episode, Managing Director Pete...

Duration:00:20:37

COVID 19 and Your Business Continuity Plan

3/12/2020
In light of the evolving progression of the COVID-19 virus, today's podcast discusses what firms should be considering when it comes to their Business Continuity Plan. Are you ready to provide the critical services to your clients if you must close your business during a quarantine? What if 20% of your employees can telecommute, but are sick? There are no boiler plate approaches to business continuity planning that will work like one designed for your business. So, spend some time soon...

Duration:00:11:27

Clearing Platform Selection and Implementation

3/4/2020
The analysis to decide if it’s best to invest in your current platform or consider a different path should not be ignored or pushed too far into the future. One of the most meaningful relationships any introducing broker-dealer has is with its clearing provider. In this week's episode, Managing Director Pete McAteer discusses what you should do after you've identified any gaps in your clearing platform needs, including a discussion of the selection and implementation processes.

Duration:00:23:52

Should You Be Assessing Your Clearing Platform?

2/27/2020
Are you getting the most out of your clearing partner?Are your costs where they should be?Are you looking to improve your service, technology and financial position?One of the most meaningful relationships any introducing broker-dealer has is with its clearing provider. In this week's episode, Managing Director Pete McAteer discusses when and why you should be evaluating your clearing platform, and things to consider.

Duration:00:14:10

2020 SEC & FINRA Exam Priorities, Part 3

2/19/2020
In case you're wondering what the regulators will be focusing on this year, they are kind enough to let you know when they publish their annual Exam Priorities Letters. This episode is Part 3 in a series discussing the SEC and FINRA 2020 Exam Priorities Letters. Oyster Consulting CEO Buddy Doyle, Director Evan Rosser and Senior Consultant Joe Turner talk about what's new, particularly around Technology, Cybersecurity, Business Continuity Plans and Cash Management / Bank Sweeps.

Duration:00:16:19

2020 Exam Priorities Letters - Takeaways, Part 2

2/12/2020
In case you're wondering what the regulators will be focusing on this year, they are kind enough to let you know when they publish their annual Exam Priorities Letters. This episode is Part 2 in a series discussing the SEC and FINRA 2020 Exam Priorities Letters. Oyster Consulting CEO Buddy Doyle, Director Evan Rosser and Senior Consultant Joe Turner talk about Market Access and Best Execution requirements. Future exam priorities podcast topics will include:

Duration:00:10:08

2020 Exam Priorities Letters - Part 1

2/5/2020
In case you're wondering what the regulators will be focusing on this year, they are kind enough to let you know when they publish their annual Exam Priorities Letters. This episode is Part 1 in a series discussing the SEC and FINRA 2020 Exam Priorities Letters. Oyster Consulting CEO Buddy Doyle, Director Evan Rosser and Senior Consultant Joe Turner talk about what's new, particularly around Reg BI and Form CRS requirements. Future exam priorities podcast topics will include:

Duration:00:15:52

Reg BI - What's Required in Form CRS

1/29/2020
As you complete your Form ADV, completing the Regulation Best Interest (Reg BI) Form CRS should also be on your list of things to do. In this week's episode, Oyster Senior Consultant Bob Tuch and Oyster Solutions Managing Director Polly Cordle discuss what's required and how Oyster Solutions is helping our clients make the task of completing Form CRS easier.

Duration:00:20:21

The NIST Privacy Framework - What It Is and What Your Firm Should Be Doing

1/22/2020
NIST published in January 2020 its Privacy Framework, "a voluntary tool developed in collaboration with stakeholders intended to help organizations identify and manage privacy risk to build innovative products and services while protecting individuals’ privacy." In this podcast episode, Oyster Consultant Tim Buckler explains what the Privacy Framework is, why you should implement it, and what is involved.

Duration:00:08:56

Oyster Solutions Software - Making Managing Your Compliance Calendar and Annual Review More Efficient and Effective

1/14/2020
In this episode, Managing Director Polly Cordle and Consultant Gray Houghton share how Oyster Solutions Software can make your Annual Compliance Calendar and Review processes easier and more efficient using workflows and automated reporting. Oyster Solutions is one "solution" for many systems:

Duration:00:17:38

When Does Outsourcing Your CCO Role Make Sense?

1/8/2020
Deciding whether or not to outsource the Chief Compliance Officer role is an important decision. In this episode, our hosts discuss things you should consider when making this decision, including resource availability, experience, and interaction with regulators.

Duration:00:24:42

'Twas the Night Before the Exam

12/18/2019
Enjoy our holiday take on the popular 'Twas the Night Before Christmas poem as our fictional CCO realizes the benefits of hiring Oyster Consulting to assist with his regulatory exam. Happy Holidays from Oyster Consulting!

Duration:00:02:26

Should You Outsource Your FinOP Position?

12/11/2019
If you are having trouble keeping up with your FinOP reporting, worried about making mistakes, or are a newly-licensed FinOP but need more experience, outsourcing the job, even temporarily, may be the answer. This week Oyster Founder and CFO Rob Hall and FinOP Consultants Jeff Harpel and Clark Tucker talk about what an outsourced FinOP can do for your firm and common mistakes FinOPs make.

Duration:00:18:31

Effective Expert Witnesses

12/4/2019
Oyster Consulting General Counsel Patrick M. Dennis and Independent Consultant Andy Favret discuss what makes an effective Expert Witness, as well as the typical industry cases they have participated in as an expert witness.

Duration:00:16:59

Advertising Rules - Enforcement Actions and the Impact of Reg BI

11/20/2019
In this episode, Part 2 of 2, Oyster Associate Director Bill Reilly and Senior Consultant Michelle Craft discuss relevant SEC enforcement actions around Advertising, and the impact Reg BI will have on Advertising policies and procedures, especially the use of titles.

Duration:00:14:06

Mad Men Area Advertising Rule Changes Proposed

11/15/2019
The SEC Advertising Rule hasn’t been amended since 1961 – a time before widespread use of desktop computers, cell phones, social media or even websites. In this episode, Part 1 of 2, Oyster Associate Director Bill Reilly and Senior Consultant Michelle Craft discuss the proposed changes in detail and what firms should be thinking about when assessing their advertising materials.

Duration:00:24:36

Reg BI - The Compliance Obligation

11/6/2019
In this episode, Oyster CEO Buddy Doyle, General Counsel Patrick M. Dennis and Managing Director Polly Cordle discuss the Reg BI Compliance Obligation and the core things firms should focus on to fulfill that obligation, including:

Duration:00:24:02

Reg BI - The Disclosure Obligation

10/30/2019
In this episode, Managing Director Polly Cordle, Associate Director Nikki Brinkerhoff and Consultant Lance Whittemore discusses the Regulation Best Interest Disclosure Obligation - what it means for broker-dealers, advisors and dual registrants. Topics include disclosure and conflict examples, as well as Form CRS requirements.

Duration:00:16:07

Reg BI - The Care Obligation

10/23/2019
In this episode, Oyster Consultants Bob Tuch and Joe Sisti, along with Oyster's General Counsel Patrick M. Dennis, discuss the Regulation Best Interest (Reg BI) Care Obligation. Bob and Joe touch on factors to consider when making recommendations, "Reasonable Available Alternatives," account selection and rollover recommendations.

Duration:00:20:26