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Broker-dealers face increased scrutiny and ever-changing rules and regulations. To help address the complex issues facing these highly regulated businesses, we bring together our industry professionals and extensive experience to provide advice and guidance to broker-dealers across the nation. We provide audit, tax and consulting services to clearing firms, proprietary trading firms, investment banking firms, and introducing firms.

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ARTICLE

Treatment of operating leases under Rule 15c3-1

Leases will require a lessee to recognize on its balance sheet assets and liabilities for all leases other than short-term leases.

  • November 14, 2016

FINANCIAL REPORTING INSIGHTS

Promptly transmitting customer funds

A recent SEC staff no-action letter addresses prompt transmission of customer’s funds to the carrying broker-dealer.

  • September 06, 2016

FINANCIAL REPORTING INSIGHTS

FINRA's new Capital Acquisition Broker rules

The SEC recently approved a new set of FINRA rules under which capital acquisition brokers can elect to be governed.

  • September 06, 2016

FINANCIAL REPORTING INSIGHTS

New rules relating to supplemental report of SIPC membership

The Securities Investor Protection Corporation recently adopted and the SEC has approved the SIPC Series 600 Rules relating to the supplemental report of SIPC membership.

  • June 14, 2016

FINANCIAL INSTITUTIONS INSIGHTS

Is your internal audit of BSA/AML doing all it should?

How financial institutions can gain comfort that the internal audit provides appropriate testing of their BSA/AML function and activities.

  • Rob Farling, Sonja Kriegsmann, Nick Mustafa
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  • May 16, 2016

INSIGHT ARTICLE

Usage of OTC FX options as foreign currency contracts under section 1256

Wright v. Commissioner contradicts Tax Court rulings and IRS’ formal position on treatment of OTC FX options as section 1256 foreign currency contracts.

  • Jason Lunte
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  • February 24, 2016

INSIGHT ARTICLE

Navigating the advantages, disadvantages of section 1256 in a down market

Section 1256 contracts: planning opportunities and elections.

  • Stan Kot, Adam Spence, Jim Proskin
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  • February 12, 2016

FINANCIAL REPORTING INSIGHTS

Standard issued for audits conducted under both PCAOB standards and GAAS

Futures commission merchants that are not also SEC-registered broker-dealers and certain other entities will have audits conducted under both auditing standards of the PCAOB and GAAS.

  • January 21, 2016

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