Through revisions to SEC Rule 17Ad-17 in response to the Dodd-Frank bill of 2010, all brokers will soon face a new set of requirements to locate shareowners. Keane is ready to support brokerage firms in meeting these requirements.

Go Global at the 2014 NICSA Strategic Leadership Conference

Beginning tonight, the 2014 NICSA Strategic Leadership Conference will kick off in Hollywood, Florida at the Westin Diplomat. Keane Chief Operating Officer, Nick Nichols will serve as co-chair of this year’s conference, titled “Managing the Investment Firm in a Global World”. At the Strategic Leadership Conference, members will have the opportunity to network with fellow […]

SEC 17Ad-17 Compliance Deadline Arrives for Broker-Dealers

The deadline has arrived for the broker-dealer community to comply with the new and amended Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) regulations. The lost securityholder search requirements of SEC Regulation 17Ad-17, as well as a new requirement to notify unresponsive payees were extended to the broker-dealer community with the passage of the Dodd-Frank Act in 2010.  […]

New York Securities Reporting Update

This year, New York has implemented changes in the process for reporting securities. We would like to call your particular attention to the instructions for transferring mutual fund and dividend reinvestment plan shares to the state of New York. This new reporting process may require you to contact the state to set up an account […]

SEC Rule 17Ad-17 Finalized: New Requirements for the Brokerage Industry

As anticipated, the amendments to SEC Rule 17Ad-17 have been finalized and will have a significant impact on the broker dealer community. Once exempt from the regulation, brokerage firms will now be required to conduct regular searches for missing security holders once they have been declared missing under the Dodd-Frank Financial Reform Bill. Stock and […]

SEC 17Ad-17 Revisions to be Released End of 2012

On Wednesday, November 28, Debbie Zumoff, Chief Compliance Officer for Keane, received notification from The Office of the Special Counsel, Division of Trading and Markets, that SEC Rule 17Ad-17 had been approved by the Office of the General Counsel.  It’s expected that all Commissioners will approve the proposed changes and submit final sign-off by mid-December […]

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