Hanlon Supporting Broker Dealers Complying with SEC’s Regulation BI Rule


Regulation BI (Best Interest) is a Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) rule that requires broker-dealers to only recommend financial products to their clients that are in their clients’ best interests, and to clearly identify any potential conflicts of interest and financial incentives the broker-dealer may have with those products. The rule falls under the Securities and Exchange Act of 1934 and establishes a standard of conduct for broker-dealers when recommending any securities transaction or investment strategy.

Some critics see the SEC’s Regulation BI as a weak replacement of the U.S. Department of Labor’s failed Fiduciary Rule. Regardless, by June 30, 2020, all registered broker-dealers must begin complying with Regulation Best Interest. In our ongoing efforts to support our Broker-Dealer Customers, Hanlon has implemented enhancements to our Managed Accounts Platform (HMAP) to facilitate compliance with the SEC’s Regulation BI Rule. Just a few of those enhancements include:

Proposal Tool with Risk Calculation and Fee Transparency

  • Ensuring Client Risk Tolerance is Identified and Client Invested Appropriately
  • Identify Risks and Fees Associated with the Advisor’s Recommendation

Support Disclosure Obligation with

  • Automated Delivery of Form CRS Relationship Summary
  • Manager / Model Fact Sheets
  • BD (Firm) Specific Disclosures
  • Manager ADV Delivery

Vetting of Investment Managers supporting Care Obligation

  • Reasonable Due Diligence, Care, and Skill of Investment Management Managers and Models

Standardized and Transparency into Fees

  • Fixed BD (Firm) Fee
  • Fixed Platform Fee
  • Visibility into Manager and Advisor Fees

One Location for BD (Firm) to Manage Models and Corresponding Manager Fees

Roll up of Investment Data to Support Regulator Reporting and Compliance Oversight


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