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11/29/2018 | Content area: Investment Adviser
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11/29/2018 | Content area: Investment Adviser
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11/29/2018 | Content area: CPO/CTA
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11/29/2018 | Content area: Investment Adviser
The commencement of OCIE’s “Cyber 3” initiative (IA Watch, March 27, 2018) is expected at any time now, but the specter of being caught in a regulator...
11/29/2018 | Content area: Investment Adviser
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11/29/2018 | Content area: Investment Adviser
In October, the SEC gave the industry only 30 days to comment on its long-delayed swaps rules and attracted 21 comments before the deadline closed las...
11/21/2018 | Content area: Investment Adviser
The goal for FY 2018 was for OCIE to examine 15% of IAs. Instead, examiners achieved examining 17% of the IA universe in the federal fiscal year that ...
11/21/2018 | Content area: Investment Adviser
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11/21/2018 | Content area: Investment Adviser
It wasn’t the first time the client had asked that his adviser transfer a couple hundred thousand dollars from his account to a third party. All seeme...
11/21/2018 | Content area: Investment Adviser
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11/21/2018 | Content area: Investment Adviser
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11/21/2018 | Content area: CPO/CTA
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11/21/2018 | Content area: Broker-Dealer
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11/21/2018 | Content area: Investment Adviser
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11/21/2018 | Content area: Investment Adviser
The SEC has yet again offered up its current thinking on digital securities. On the same day that the Commission settled charges against two more comp...
11/15/2018 | Content area: Investment Adviser
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11/15/2018 | Content area: Investment Adviser
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11/15/2018 | Content area: Broker-Dealer
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11/15/2018 | Content area: Investment Adviser
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