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Examples of the areas the staff may focus on during examinations are discussed below
The OCIE request raises the specter of a long stretch of working from home
OCIE has moved to conducting examinations off-site through correspondence, unless it is absolutely necessary to be on-site
The three allegedly altered and withheld documents after OCIE examiners commenced an exam in 2016
Has your CCO changed in the last year?
The "nebulous nature of such principles allows great latitude to investment advisers”
Be aware that examiners may question your logic for placing clients in certain share classes
The new examiners’ focus: Cybersecurity and standards of conduct for investment advisers and broker-dealers
OCIE examiners “expected us to have records of all of these reviews” for first party SLOAs
OCIE hopes "these observations" will spur you "to reflect on their own cybersecurity practices”
"Cyber threat actors are becoming more aggressive and sophisticated"
“Take your time in producing your data” to examiners, recommends a CCO
The new report provides “hallmarks” of effective compliance programs detected by the agency over the years
Karen Huey of Professional Compliance Assistance in Woodstock, Ga., gives us permission to share with you her 18-point guide to an on-site exam by OCIE.
“OCIE exceeded its goal and conducted over 3,075 examinations"
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Our recap of recent SEC exam activity includes three new document request letters obtained by RCW (IA Watch, Aug. 1, 2019). The first exam letter dives ...
OCIE examiners visited the mutual fund adviser with one goal: to assess if the fees it receives for shareholder services were legit. “If you’re collecting ...
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