Bedford and Main News Updates
Thank You, Bedford and Main Financial Consulting! On Saturday, September 23rd, on a picturesque Indian summer day at the Jersey Shore, thousands joined together to support the fight against Multiple Sclerosis.
On July 9, 2012 Bedford and Main Financial Consulting launched its web site and officially opened for business. Our press release noted that the firm “will specialize in the Financial Service’s industry, concentrating on Introducing Brokers and Clearing Brokers.” Here we are, five years later, and looking to have our first report card.
For the third year in a row, Bedford and Main was proud to be the scrappiest-entrepreneurial-independent (we just hate to say “smallest”) firm sponsoring the annual FSI OneVoice Conference! Hosted this January in San Francisco, once again the Financial Services Institute Annual Conference proved to be a successful educational and networking event for the Independent Broker Dealer community.
In mid-November, Pershing LLC, the largest correspondent clearing firm, held an all-day forum to introduce and explain their solutions to the Department of Labor (DOL) Conflict of Interest Rule. Select industry consulting firms were invited to hear from a dozen Pershing executives.
This past October, Bedford and Main was very pleased to join the RBC Marketplace, a web-based, mobile friendly, searchable resource that is exclusively for clients of RBC Correspondent Services, RBC Advisor Services, and their financial advisors.
"There comes a time when all the cosmic tumblers have clicked into place and the universe opens itself up for a few seconds to show you what’s possible." This is one of the all-time great lines from the classic movie, Field of Dreams.
Our CEO, John Foster, once again attended the annual conference of the Securities Expert Roundtable, held in Manhattan on July 22nd- 23rd. John noted that: “As Bedford and Main has continued to expand its securities expert witness services, membership and attendance at this conference proves to be not only valuable in terms of the knowledge gained, but surprisingly beneficial in promoting our core consulting services." The securities expert witness services have a strong overlap to our FINRA compliance services.
In conjunction with launching our first campaign to announce the new AML Annual Broker Dealer Testing Services offered by Bedford and Main, we recently attended the Northern New Jersey ACAMS Chapter Event, which focused on the Panama Papers.
Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist (CAMS) and CEO Certification Services Are Now Available from Bedford and Main In support of Bedford and Main’s new services to provide Broker Dealers with the required annual AML Independent Testing and CEO Certifications, founder and CEO John Foster recently earned his certification as an Anti-Money Laundering Specialist (CAMS).
Bedford and Main attended the SIFMA T+2 Symposium to help better prepare clients for the mandated 2017 conversion.
Last month our President and CEO, John Foster, visited another local high school to share his financial knowledge with students, in order to educate them on capital markets and using financial literacy to positively affect their futures.
We are proud to announce that we are furthering our Securities Litigation Expert Witness Services. Click here for more information.
John Foster, President and CEO of Bedford and Main Financial Consulting, was interviewed at the 2015 Thomson Reuters Financial and Risk Summit about how his consulting firm partners with the company.
Bedford and Main Financial Consulting, Inc. and LaRoche Research Partners LLC announced this week that the firms entered into a joint venture agreement targeting Broker/Dealers for potential mergers, acquisitions or sales to other Financial Services firms.
Bedford and Main is proud to support The Expect Miracles Foundation, a leading advocate in the fight against cancer. The Financial Services industry has consistently accomplished significant multi-year strategic initiatives, from T-3 to Y2K to paperless processing.