Advisers and firms are facing an onslaught of additional compliance requirements with eight months left before the fiduciary rule becomes compulsory. Additionally, more Wall Street-focused regulations are expected to follow the November election. These independent broker-dealers have the most manpower tackling regulatory challenges.
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Data is as of year-end 2015 and shows the number of compliance professionals a firm has on corporate staff. It does not take into account those that fall under the governance or risk job descriptions.