Conquering Current Compliance Challenges
June 12, 2019 | 2:00 - 2:30 PM EST
 
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Conquering Current Compliance Challenges
Recorded: May 15, 2019 
 
Includes: Best Practices, Key Regulatory Issues and Compliance Tips
 
Includes: 23 Best Practices, 5 Peer-tested tools and 15 No Action Letters

Cybersecurity Strategies to Ensure SEC Compliance, 2nd Edition
Includes: 24 Best Practices, 16 Tools, 4 Risk Alerts and IM Guidance

 
SEC EXAMINATIONS NEWS & GUIDANCE
5/16/2019 | Content area: Investment Adviser
Similar to about 40% of advisers, the firm indicated on its Form ADV, Part 1 that it has custody. But when OCIE examiners showed up for the first time...
5/16/2019 | Content area: Investment Adviser
Retail investors likely would never think to ask to read an adviser’s deficiency letter from the firm’s most recent OCIE exam. But institutional inves...
4/16/2019 | Content area: Investment Adviser
With cybersecurity as hot as a black hole, it’s no surprise that OCIE wants advisers to take a new look at their cybersecurity P&Ps as well as how the...
4/11/2019 | Content area: Investment Adviser
A glance at a recent OCIE document request letter leaves no doubt of examiners’ interest in advisory fees. This isn’t a state secret given the topic a...
3/28/2019 | Content area: Investment Adviser
Last month we reported that the SEC’s latest cybersecurity sweep exam is in full swing (IA Watch, March 14, 2019). Now IA Watch shares with you a copy...
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...
3/14/2019 | 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...
1/02/2019 | 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...
12/14/2018 | 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...
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...
9/27/2018 | Content area: Investment Adviser
Pour your trade blotter into Excel and you can knock out a series of quick compliance tests. You could examine for brokerage allocations, eye personal...
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