The Financial Industry Regulatory Authority has updated its guidance to clarify what the agency meant by “customer” and “investment strategy” in FINRA Rule 2111, also known as the Suitability Rule.  

The Suitability Rules, which were approved by the Securities and Exchange Commission in November 2010 and went into effect June 9, 2012, outline the requirements that an advisor “have a reasonable basis to believe that a recommended transaction or investment strategy involving a security or securities is suitable for the customer.”

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