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3/22/2019 | Content area: Investment Adviser
A peer shares the questions OCIE examiners asked in a document request letter to the advisory firm in an exam initiative directed at registered invest...
3/21/2019 | Content area: Investment Adviser
Back in December, we reported that sources were stating that the SEC was pivoting a bit from its focus on 12b-1 fees and share class allocations (see ...
3/21/2019 | Content area: Investment Adviser
It’s hard to get a handle on how many advisers receive 12b-1 fees for placing clients in certain mutual fund share classes. Look to Form ADV data and ...
3/21/2019 | Content area: Investment Adviser
It can be difficult to determine when an aging client is slipping into dementia and advisers can feel pressured that unnecessarily raising an alarm co...
3/19/2019 | Content area: Investment Adviser
The SEC orders the recipient to preserve records and to submit information to help the agency's investigation.
3/19/2019 | Content area: Investment Adviser
This letter goes beyond 12b-1 fees to look at broader "revenue sharing."
3/14/2019 | Content area: Investment Adviser
OCIE chalked up more than 2,000 IA exams in FY 2018, visiting 17% of all firms. These numbers may be out of reach in FY 2019 (IA Watch, Jan. 10, 2019)...
1/28/2019 | Content area: Investment Adviser
If your firm was being examined or about to be when the government shutdown in late December, expect that OCIE will be reaching out soon to reschedule...
1/17/2019 | Content area: Investment Adviser
IA Watch has obtained a copy of an Excel file demonstrating the trade blotter format OCIE would like firms to submit during an SEC exam.   The new for...
1/10/2019 | Content area: Investment Adviser
The New Year starts with advisers facing OCIE exams left wondering what they should do. And they’re not alone.   Marlon Paz used to work at the SEC. H...
1/04/2019 | Content area: Investment Adviser
Click here to open an Excel file that is described as OCIE's latest request for how examined firms should construct their trade blotters. This comes c...
1/02/2019 | Content area: Investment Adviser
Predictions that OCIE would put out its 2019 exam priorities before 2018 ended proved true (IA Watch, Nov. 13, 2018), as did prognostications that the...
12/20/2018 | Content area: Investment Adviser
This is OCIE's exam priorities for 2019.
12/14/2018 | Content area: Investment Adviser
OCIE encourages advisers to review their risks, practices, policies, and procedures regarding electronic messaging and to consider any improvements to...
12/14/2018 | Content area: Investment Adviser
In recognition that the way the world communicates has changed, OCIE has released its 5th risk alert of the year. It features observations examiners c...
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
As OCIE demonstrated recently with its cash solicitation risk alert (IA Watch, Oct. 31, 2018), advisers often fail to show they’ve done due diligence ...
11/13/2018 | Content area: Investment Adviser
As OCIE demonstrated recently with its cash-solicitation risk alert (IA Watch, Oct. 31, 2018), advisers often fail to show they’ve done due diligence ...
11/12/2018 | Content area: Investment Adviser
If you’re an adviser to a mutual fund, then OCIE’s 4th risk alert of 2018 is for you.   The four-page alert, released Nov. 8, lays out what topics exa...
11/08/2018 | Content area: Investment Adviser
Examiners intend to focus on certain mutual funds and exchange-traded funds, the activities of their advisers, and boards of directors’ oversight. Exa...


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