Are you a Broker-Dealer or a registered representative of a broker/dealer firm? Then you’re probably aware that FINRA (the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority) amended Rule 4512 and implemented FINRA Rule 2165, effective February 5, 2018.
This means that broker-dealers, upon the opening of an account, will be required to take steps to maintain a record of contact information for a “Trusted Contact” person who may be contacted regarding issues related to those accounts. Pursuant to the new rule, the broker-dealer will be required to inform the client that information may be disclosed to the Trusted Contact person regarding possible financial exploitation related to the account(s), and to confirm specific information related to the client’s current contact information, health status, and/or the identity of any guardian/conservator, executor, trustee, or power of attorney.
EverSafe can assist in implementing this new rule. Our “Trusted Contact” form is available at no cost, and we can notify the contact person about their designation and provide comprehensive fraud monitoring so that they receive alerts to erratic activity on clients’ accounts. Please contact TrustedContact@EverSafe.com for more information.