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Louisiana Office of Financial Institutions, Securities Division, issues update on operations

State Issues Covid-19 Louisiana Securities Examination Licensing Enforcement Fintech

State Issues

On May 1, the Louisiana Office of Financial Institutions, Securities Division, issued an update regarding its current operations during the statewide “stay at home” order. In particular, (i) paper copies of registration documents and payment of related fees can be mailed to the LOFI, and certain filings can be submitted electronically; (ii) examinations are being conducted remotely using phone and email correspondence in lieu of traditional on-site examinations; (iii) licensing staff continue to process licensing and registration applications through the CRD/IARD systems; and (iv) enforcement staff are limiting in-person contacts with witnesses and regulatory partners, and are using telecommunications technology to complete tasks remotely.

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