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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.
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Examiners wanted to see some review of an IA account after 12 months of inactivity
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A peer shares the firm's policies and procedures for maintaining records
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A relationship with a compliance consultant paves a two-way street. Be sure to give any consultant you hire full information
RCW doesn’t endorse any of these firms and they didn’t pay to be on our list
A “party cannot circumvent the SEC judicial review statute” by challenging its constitutionality before an enforcement action plays out
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