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Carl Ayers Carl Ayers, Publisher | 202-908-6194 | cayers@regcompliancewatch.com Carl has been the publisher of Regulatory Compliance Watch since 2008. He has won several national journalism awards, including for investigative reporting. In 2018, Ayers won two awards - a second place award for Best Spot News for a story reporting Form ADV developments ahead of the SEC (IA Watch, July 6, 2017), and a third place award for Best Investigative Reporting for a series on an adviser that initially fought SEC charges (IA Watch, July 27, 2017). He has worked at newspapers, in television news and in healthcare journalism. Carl hails from New Jersey, earned his master's degree from Northwestern University and enjoys playing guitar, working out and pursuing golf.
Jay Clayton
We require our registrants to disclose both the good and the bad news and, in that vein, it is appropriate for me to note that ...
Hester Peirce
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Respondent has submitted a sworn Statement of Financial Condition, dated February 29, 2020, supplemented as of June 30, 2020, and other evidence and has asserted ...
Limit video calls with examiners to 45-60 minutes because “people get tired” during these calls
A checklist to use when opening a new account
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A look at OCIE's latest risk alert, a resolution to an issue that has frustrated some advisers and vexed the SEC, a development in a ...
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Sideletter
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Elad Roisman
"I am happy to see the Committee now turning back to focus more on some of these same topics: retail access to private market investments, ...
Elad Roisman
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Jay Clayton
Ensuring that investors have access to material information so they can make informed investment decisions is a cornerstone of our federal securities laws
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Hester Peirce
"By failing to challenge ourselves to experiment with new approaches to regulation, we, and those whose interests we are pledged to serve, risk surrendering the ...
OCIE encourages registrants to consider reviewing and updating their Regulation S-P and Regulation S-ID policies and programs to address the emergent risk of credential stuffing
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