InnReg is uniquely positioned to support innovation in the brokerage and online trading space. Since our inception in 2013 we supported the launch of 13 digital broker dealers. In addition, Francesco Matteini, our founder and CEO, helped launch TradeKing and Zecco as their in-house CCO. Under his watch these two companies were successfully launched and then merged into one of the largest online brokers with half a million traders and almost $3 billion in assets.
Online BDs face distinct regulatory challenges compared to traditional brick-and-mortar players. This is not just a different delivery vehicle. The digital trading platform is an integral part of the product that’s as important to the value proposition as the stocks, ETFs and options offered for trading.
At InnReg we work with online BDs in three key areas:
We can leverage your current platform. Or recommend the best technology stack to fulfill all your compliance and back office needs, both effectively and cost efficiently. The final recommendation often integrates proven third-party solutions into your proprietary technology to achieve the optimal result. All of our systems and databases are cloud-based, so your team has easy access day or night from onsite or remote locations.
Information security procedures:
Suspicious activity detection, monitoring and reporting:
Marketing, advertising and content compliance:
FINRA compliance facilitator:
Supervisory requirements are quite intimidating. The stakes are high, and the tasks are complex, especially for busy executives who are not compliance experts. That’s where InnReg comes in. We follow a six-step guide for reviewing and testing a broker-dealer supervisory system, conducting business reviews, and testing AML programs.
InnReg handles this six-step process from end-to-end so that our clients’ executive teams can stay focused on their business growth—with the confidence that dedicated experts are handling supervision and compliance.
New client onboarding and application approval:
Account funding and funds transfer supervision:
Trading supervision and reporting:
Electronic books and records management:
Becoming a self-clearing broker-dealer can be a logical next step for growing online trading platforms. And it’s not as intimidating as it seems.
At one time, only the very largest firms would take this path because of the regulatory and technical complexities. In today’s world, an expert regulatory advisor like InnReg can help guide online broker-dealers through the process of preparing for and submitting filings to FINRA.
InnReg can also advise you on partner selection and technology integration when it comes to building your clearing capabilities.
When you look at the definition of what a self-clearing broker-dealer is, the advantages become clear. Self-clearing delivers four main benefits:
These advantages are within your reach.
For some broker-dealers, other clearing models can be more appropriate. We can help online broker-dealers find the best clearing model for both their current and future needs. Factors such as trading volume, types of assets and offerings (e.g., fractional shares), and plans for strategic growth all play a part. If other models are a better choice, we are also experts in omnibus and fully-disclosed clearing.
Contact us to find out more about whether the self-clearing model could help you unlock more value and take your growth to the next level.
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