IA Compliance: The Full 360° View East 
March 7-8, 2019 | Washington, D.C.

UPCOMING WEBINARS

Conquering Current Compliance Challenges
Feb. 13, 2019 | 2:00 - 2:30 PM EST

Strategies to Make this Year’s Form ADV Update a Breeze
Feb. 19, 2019 | 2:00 - 2:30 PM EST
 
RECORDED WEBINARS

Conquering Current Compliance Challenges
Recorded: January 16, 2019 
  Includes: 23 Best Practices, 5 Peer-tested tools and 15 No Action Letters

The SEC Examinations Priorities Handbook
Includes: 28 Best Practices, 20 Document Request Letters and 6 OCIE Risk Alerts

Cybersecurity Strategies to Ensure SEC Compliance, 2nd Edition
Includes: 24 Best Practices, 16 Tools, 4 Risk Alerts and IM Guidance

 
LATEST NEWS & GUIDANCE
12/13/2018 | Content area: CPO/CTA
If your CPO firm is dually-registered with the CFTC and the SEC, the new “guidance” from the National Futures Association will seem like old hat.   In...
12/13/2018 | Content area: Investment Adviser
They put a lot of thought into their dastardly plan – and these cyber criminals knew they had to act quickly.   IA Watch agreed not to identify the CC...
12/13/2018 | Content area: Investment Adviser
OCIE has made no secret of its interest in undisclosed compensation and failures to seek best execution. So the $598,000 in fines assessed against Lan...
12/13/2018 | Content area: Investment Adviser
The Golden State takes pleasure in being the first in the nation at things and this record continues after the state has passed the country’s first la...
12/13/2018 | Content area: CPO/CTA
The Senate is being asked to confirm Heath Tarbert to be the next CFTC chairman after current Chairman J. Christopher Giancarlo’s term expires next ye...
12/13/2018 | Content area: CPO/CTA
In an effort “to understand similarities and distinctions between certain virtual currencies, including here Ether and Bitcoin,” the CFTC has issued a...
12/06/2018 | Content area: Investment Adviser
Deborah Lamb sat parked in her car, waiting her turn in line at a drive-through coffee kiosk when it struck. “I thought my car was going to explode,” ...
12/06/2018 | Content area: Investment Adviser
If a legal action were a prize fight, the advisers would have lost in a knockout. A Kentucky judge has dismissed all claims by a group of major advise...
12/06/2018 | Content area: Investment Adviser
The view of one CCO about the effectiveness of e-mail reviews isn’t an outlier.   “My personal opinion is that routine e-mail reviews are not worth do...
12/06/2018 | Content area: CPO/CTA
Better late than never. Three years after the SEC amended its privacy rules eliminating the requirement to send customers an annual notice if nothing ...
12/06/2018 | Content area: Private Fund
The SEC was crystal clear in its 2018 priorities letter and the pronouncement will likely appear yet again in next year’s iteration: “the proper discl...
12/06/2018 | Content area: Investment Adviser
It sounds like an exterminator’s dream. A “bug bounty.” But it’s really a way to discover flaws in your software before a cyber bad guy finds them and...
12/06/2018 | Content area: Investment Adviser
You’re going to love our latest innovation at www.regcompliancewatch.com: the ability to save your searches as a Compliance Alert.   This means anytim...
12/06/2018 | Content area: Broker-Dealer
Settle a case and examiners expect you to right the ship and implement promised reforms (BD Watch, Dec. 21, 2017). H. Beck is your latest peer to disc...
12/06/2018 | Content area: Investment Adviser
Despite the comment period for the SEC’s trio of fiduciary duty-related proposals closing this past summer, the industry continues to weigh in on prop...
12/06/2018 | Content area: CPO/CTA
It’s been two years since the NFA released it cybersecurity rules (CPO/CTA Watch, Feb. 23, 2016). Now the SRO is amending them to, among other things,...
11/29/2018 | Content area: Investment Adviser | Private Fund
Steven Zoernack’s first conviction for a financial crime came in 1999. His second followed eight years later when he pleaded guilty to ripping off inv...
11/29/2018 | Content area: Investment Adviser
Make a note to review the accounts of senior clients every six to 12 months “to see what’s been happening,” recommended Ronald Long, the director of e...
11/29/2018 | Content area: Broker-Dealer
Allowing customers to work with third-party investment advisers can make sense under the right circumstances. The practice can be a kind of customer s...
11/29/2018 | Content area: CPO/CTA
The latest final rule from the CFTC takes effect next month and makes clear that certain legacy uncleared swap deals aren’t subject to the Commission’...
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