Finra achieves blockbuster financial year in 2021:
The broker-dealer self-regulator’s net income of $218 million was $199 million higher than in 2020, thanks to significant increases in trading fees, investment gains and fines. Operating revenue increased 17.7% in 2021 to $1.3 billion, compared to $1.1 billion in 2020, thanks in part to gyrating markets that produced a 15% increase in trading activity fees, which reached their highest level in more than a decade. Increased market volumes also led to a 10-year high in fixed-income and equity securities trade reporting, and Finra achieved an 84% increase in corporate financing fees in 2021 as a result of record-breaking initial and secondary public offerings.
Do you think these accomplishments will sustain them throughout the years to come?