The Financial Industry Regulatory Authority has launched aconflict-of-interest sweep, and is telling broker-dealers tocompile a bunch of information and prepare for face-to-facemeetings with FINRA exam personnel.

FINRA says the sweep is just a way to “better understand” BDscurrent practices, but lawyers with BD clients suggest potentialenforcement actions may be brewing.

In a July targetedexamination letter, FINRA told BDs it is reviewing how firmsidentify and manage conflicts of interest, and as part of thereview FINRA examiners want to meet with executives and compliancestaffers to discuss the firm’s approach to “conflict identificationand mitigation.”

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