A recent round of fee hikes from FINRA will disproportionately affect smaller, independent firms, according to the Financial Services Institute.

FSI, an advocacy organization for independent broker-dealers and advisors, submitted a comment letter to the SEC opposing the increase in fees, which affect everything from advertising to central registration depository filings. Given the difficult economy and low profit margins, business at some of the smaller broker-dealer firms could suffer, the letter said.

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