Scott Wilkinson

Scott Wilkinson is a senior compliance advisor at Commonwealth Financial Network®, member FINRA/SIPC, an independent broker/dealer–RIA. With the firm since August 1999, he assists in special projects and responds to advisor and home office personnel telephone and written inquiries about the firm's compliance policies and procedures, as well as industry rules and regulations. He is also responsible for the annual implementation of our Firm Element training program. He holds FINRA Series 4, 7, 24, 31, 53, and 66 securities registrations, as well as the Accredited Investment Fiduciary® and Investment Adviser Certified Compliance Professional certifications. Scott earned a BS in elementary education from Saint Joseph's College of Maine.

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Recent Posts

Meeting Your Fiduciary Duty: Focus on Advisory Account Documentation

Dropping Your FINRA Registrations: A View from Compliance

Meeting Your Fiduciary Duty: Focus on Advisory Account Documentation

Posted by Scott Wilkinson

January 29, 2020 at 1:30 PM

While the Department of Labor’s original fiduciary rule was vacated by the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals in June 2018, the push to expand the definition of “fiduciary” has not completely stopped. Both the Department of Labor and certain states (including Massachusetts and New Jersey) are considering fiduciary rules of their own. It’s still too early to gauge what the overall impact will be, but it’s safe to assume that meeting your fiduciary duty will remain a hot topic.

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Topics: Compliance

Dropping Your FINRA Registrations: A View from Compliance

Posted by Scott Wilkinson

July 6, 2016 at 1:30 PM

A few years back, my wife and I decided to have a child. We read What to Expect When You’re Expecting. We took birthing classes. We built the crib and packed the hospital bag. Everything was going according to plan—until it wasn’t. My daughter changed positions at the last moment and was delivered by emergency cesarean about an hour later. Fortunately, everything turned out fine, and our little girl has brought endless joy to our lives.

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Topics: Compliance

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