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    Ex-Morgan Stanley broker loses nearly $1M but gains 100K in Finra arb case

    Finra arbitration panel finds adviser liable for remaining balance on promissory note, but orders wirehouse to pay for closing his branch.

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    Mary Jo White: Money market reform tops the SEC's list

    The following is an excerpt from Securities and Exchange Commission Chairman Mary Jo White's opening comments at its open meeting on money market fund reform July 23.

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    Finra panel smacks Morgan Stanley with $4.5M arbitration award

    Morgan Stanley loses Finra arbitration dispute to Banco Nacional de Mexico SA, the Mexican bank known as Banamex.

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    LPL cranks up oversight in response to regulators

    LPL Focus 2014: Firm CEO Mark Casady tells 3,500 advisers to be ready for more requests for documentation and background.

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    REITs, RIA regulation, retirement planning and risk grab advisers' attention

    InvestmentNews' four must-read stories of the week cover this ecclectic set of 'R' subjects.

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    RIA slapped with $15 million fine; founder barred

    Firm and two advisers ordered to pay nearly $20 million for alleged cherry-picking scheme that defrauded several clients out of about $10.9 million.

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    Finra delays decision on public arbitrators

    Delay means the SEC will not act until at least this fall on a Finra proposal that would limit the number of people who qualify as public arbitrators to settle investor disputes.

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    Who's Finra protecting, anyway?

    Once again, the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority Inc. has shown that it is more beholden to the industry it regulates than to the investing public it purports to protect.

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    This week's top stories for advisers

    As the week comes to a close, it's time to catch up on the advice industry's biggest developments that grabbed readers' attention.

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    Finra combs arbitrator list for bad apples

    The regulator has completed reviews of all 6,300 arbitrators as arbitrator bias is “one of the hottest topics” this year

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    Adviser misused $8 million in client funds: SEC

    An investment adviser in Seattle fraudulently misused more than $8 million of client assets to make loans to himself, buy a luxury vacation home and refinance a vintage automobile, according to the Securities and Exchange Commission. According to an SEC administrative proceeding released on

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    Penny stock bust includes ex-husband of 'Sopranos' star

    One of those arrested, Abraxas 'A.J.” Discala, was married to Jamie-Lynn Sigler

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    Finra creates task force to determine arbitration improvements

    Over the last several years, the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority Inc. has undertaken initiatives to reform the investor dispute resolution system it administers. Now it's looking for outside input.

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    Markets climb in stride with pessimism

    Plus: Janet Yellen's dovish optimism, Ernst & Young's $4 million lobbying settlement, how Citigroup agreed on that $7 billion figure, and QE has had almost no impact on unemployment

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    Morgan fined $1 million in retired-broker snafu

    Wirehouse slapped with fine after Finra alleged it paid retired brokers $100M in commissions without making sure they had stopped providing advice.