Why English is so strange

Why can you write debt but not det? Why balance sheet and not balans sheet? And why is there often no rhyme or reason to the rules of English?   The reason is that, along with other British institutions such as the monarchy and Parliament, the English language has endured for centuries by bending with the … Read more

FINRA gives unregistered SAs a second chance

Second chance for unregistered SAs FINRA has given SAs deregistered before March 2022 a second chance to maintain their registrations. Its new Maintaining Qualifications Program (MQP) set up in 2022 enables SAs without an employer to maintain their registration for five years by carrying out continuing education through the FINRA website. However, SAs deregistered before … Read more

What is the state of the SA market?

We sampled data for about 500 supervisory analysts around the world. We were interested in the distribution of ages, where SAs were based and what type of firm they worked for. More specifically, we wanted to know whether young SAs were coming up (we suspected not), whether lots of SAs were due to retire in … Read more

FINRA eliminates SA experience requirement

As of 1 October 2018, FINRA, the US financial regulator, has eliminated the experience prerequisite for the Series 16 supervisory analyst (SA) exam. The full FINRA notice can be seen here. The ruling has the effect of adopting Incorporated NYSE Rule 344 into FINRA Rule 1220(a)(14). Previously candidates for the exam had to have at … Read more