Conquering Current Compliance Challenges
Aug. 14, 2019 | 2:00 - 2:30 PM EST
 
RECORDED WEBINARS

Conquering Current Compliance Challenges
Recorded: June 11, 2019 
 
Includes: Best Practices, Key Regulatory Issues and Compliance Tips
 
Includes: 23 Best Practices, 5 Peer-tested tools and 15 No Action Letters


 
SEC EXAMINATIONS NEWS & GUIDANCE
7/18/2019 | Content area: Investment Adviser
As fee structures grow more complicated, so must your oversight.   Controls at many firms “are not keeping up with the complexity of fees that are bei...
6/27/2019 | Content area: Investment Adviser
Summertime and the living is easy, but that’s not why this is an exciting time for the SEC’s Alicia Tate.   “It’s my favorite time of year,” says the ...
6/27/2019 | Content area: Investment Adviser
The SEC’s mum about its “upgrade” to how advisers can upload to OCIE materials requested by examiners.   The new system, called Kiteworks, was due to ...
5/23/2019 | Content area: Investment Adviser
Come July, Richard Cody will report to federal prison to begin serving a two-year sentence for investment adviser fraud. But his elderly victims will ...
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 ...
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