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 Investment advisers are struggling with disclosure rules tied to agency cross trades, and when selling or buying securities from their clients—especially when pooled investments are ...
This Risk Alert provides an overview of the most common compliance issues identified by the Office of Compliance Inspections and Examinations (“OCIE”)∗ related to principal ...
OCIE encourages advisers, when designing and implementing their compliance and supervision frameworks, to consider the risks presented by hiring and employing supervised persons with disciplinary ...
Investment advisers have to do a better job of disclosing their employees' disciplinary records, a new OCIE risk alert says.  OCIE staff conducted more than ...
Don’t just take the word of any applicant about the person’s disciplinary history. Investigate whether the person’s being honest about past troubles.   This is ...
During recent examinations, the Office of Compliance Inspections and Examinations (“OCIE”)∗ identified security risks associated with the storage of electronic customer records and information by ...
Cybersecurity concerns have driven OCIE May 23 to release a new risk alert urging investment advisers and broker-dealers to “actively oversee any vendors” providing cloud ...
Through sharing some of the Regulation S-P compliance issues it observed, OCIE encourages registrants to review their written policies and procedures, including implementation of those ...
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 ...
In recent years, OCIE has conducted 75 exams of transfer agents and now the grades are in.   OCIE’s latest risk alert sums up what ...
Transfer agents should review their practices, policies, and procedures to ensure funds and securities are protected while held at the transfer agent.
OCIE encourages advisers to review their risks, practices, policies, and procedures regarding electronic messaging and to consider any improvements to their compliance programs that would ...
Examiners intend to focus on certain mutual funds and exchange-traded funds, the activities of their advisers, and boards of directors’ oversight. Examinations will target circumstances ...
This Risk Alert includes observations by OCIE staff and is intended to assist investment advisers in identifying potential issues and adopting and implementing effective compliance ...
The Office of Compliance Inspections and Examinations (“OCIE”) is issuing this risk alert to provide investment advisers (“advisers”), investors and other market participants with information ...
Advisers should review their practices, policies, and procedures to ensure compliance with their advisory agreements and representations to clients in light of the fee and ...
The first risk alert from OCIE in 2018 lists fee and expense issues that commonly cause exam deficiencies.   “Advisers should review their practices, policies, ...
Municipal Advisors should take steps to educate themselves regarding their compliance obligations. Exam staff frequently observed deficiencies in MA compliance with regulatory obligations regarding registration, ...
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