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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...
2/14/2019 | Content area: CPO/CTA
Six years after the SEC put out its first exam priorities’ list, the CFTC has followed suit with its inaugural release.   2019 Compliance Branch Exami...
2/12/2019 | Content area: CPO/CTA
For the first time, the CFTC is releasing exam priorities -- like the SEC has done for years. This document outlines the priorities for 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...
1/24/2019 | Content area: Broker-Dealer
FINRA sees growing problems with reps’ discretionary trading, and the range of conduct under scrutiny is broad. The SRO identified discretionary accou...
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...
1/04/2019 | 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 ...
11/08/2018 | 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...
10/04/2018 | Content area: Investment Adviser
One of the top methods firms use to help ensure they’re exam-ready is to hire a vendor to conduct a mock exam (IA Watch, Aug. 21, 2014).   “We do that...
9/20/2018 | Content area: Investment Adviser
No one’s surprised to learn that OCIE will check to see if an adviser is charging proper fees. What might astonish is that a lot of clients are enjoyi...
9/13/2018 | Content area: Investment Adviser
If you manage a mutual fund, get ready. IA Watch has learned that OCIE has launched an initiative probing advisers of registered funds – and asking lo...
9/11/2018 | Content area: Investment Adviser
This exam letter, from 2018, asks detailed questions about the adviser's mutual fund.
8/02/2018 | Content area: Investment Adviser
The previously signaled next OCIE sweep exam scrutinizing how advisers protect their sensitive data will be kicked off sometime in the next year (IA W...


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