SIFMA's Complex Products Forum: Growth, Innovation, Regulation addressed many topics, including: regulatory oversight and guidance, compliance practices, sales to retail investors, and product innovation. The full-day event also featured Exchange Traded Products (ETPs), structured products, and alternative investment strategies.
Keynote Speaker Richard G. Ketchum, Chairman and CEO, FINRA, addresses the need for consistent supervision at every stage in distribution and sale of complex products.
Sonia Mata, Senior Research Analyst, Fund Innovation, Strategic Insight an Asset International Company, discusses timely identification of newly emerging trends in product development and its importance to member firms.
The MANAGING COMPLEXITY IN THE ERA OF INNOVATION panel shares their knowledge, processes, and success in defining and distributing complex products to retail investors.
The COMPLEX PRODUCTS: CHANGING REGULATORY FOCUS panel emphasizes the importance of customer suitability, financial advisor and investor education, due diligence, and the role they play in the sale of complex products to retail investors.
The EXCHANGE TRADED PRODUCT INNOVATION panel discusses the evolution of ETPs, new strategies for today's investors, and their commitment to educating financial advisors.
The STRUCTURED PRODUCT INNOVATION panel provided an overview of structured product distribution to retail investors.
Susan Axelrod, Executive Vice President and Head of Member Regulation, Sales Practices & Exams, FINRA, addresses the SIFMA Complex Products Forum attendees.
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