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FBI and CISA Warn of Increased Hacking Attempts of Video Teleconferencing Applications… Steps You Can Take

CISA (The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency within the Department of Homeland Security) recently released an alert calling attention to FBI guidance on hacking attempts of video teleconferencing (VTC) applications. …

Annual Compliance Program Review | Compliance Programs | Conflicts of Interest | Cybersecurity | Disclosures | Investment Advisers | Seniors and Vulnerable Investors

SEC’s Top 10 Hits: Investment Adviser Regulatory Review 2019 – Part 2

Here the remaining top 5 hits from our investment adviser regulatory review. (Check out Part 1 here.) The SEC remains concerned about information security, including cyber-related risks, and 2020 is…

Annual Compliance Program Review | Compliance Programs | Conflicts of Interest | Cybersecurity | Disclosures | Investment Advisers | Seniors and Vulnerable Investors

SEC’s Top 10 Hits: Investment Adviser Regulatory Review 2019 – Part 1

Based on regulatory developments from 2019, here are our suggestions for updates to your RIA compliance program for 2020. The SEC’s top regulatory initiatives in 2019 defined the standard of…

Annual Compliance Program Review | Blue Sky Filings | Broker Dealer | Compliance Program Rule, Rule 206(4)-7 | Compliance Programs | Conflicts of Interest | Cybersecurity | Disclosures | Examinations and Audits | Form ADV | Investment Advisers | Mutual Funds | SEC Risk Alert | Seniors and Vulnerable Investors | States | Supervision |

SEC’s Top Eleven Hits: Investment Adviser Regulatory Review 2019

In addition to basic blocking and tackling, compliance officers often have the thankless job of performing the annual review of their compliance program required by Advisers Act Rule 206(4)-7.  As…

Best Execution | Cash Solicitation Rule | Compliance Programs | Conflicts of Interest | Cybersecurity | Examinations and Audits | Investment Advisers Act | Investment Company Act | Liquidity | Mutual Funds | Private Investment Funds | Share Class Selection Disclosure | Testing

Eleven Key Takeaways for Updating your Compliance Program in 2019: Investment Advisers, Mutual Funds, Hedge Funds and Private Equity Funds

Photo by NordWood Themes on Unsplash Cari Hopfensperger, Senior Compliance Consultant, co-wrote this article. Based on regulatory developments from 2018, here are our suggestions for updates to your compliance program for 2019. Conflict…

Best Execution | Cash Solicitation Rule | Chief Compliance Officer | Compliance Programs | Conflicts of Interest | Custody | Cybersecurity | Disclosures | Examinations and Audits | Mutual Funds | Private Equity Funds

SEC’s Top Eleven Hits: Investment Adviser Regulatory Review 2018

Photo by Mark Duffel on Unsplash The SEC’s regulatory actions in 2018 involved few surprises but still managed to challenge investment advisers.  In reviewing the SEC’s activity over the past 12 months, I…

Advertising and Marketing Regulation | Custody | Cybersecurity | Department of Labor | Form ADV | Hedge Funds | Pay to Play | Penetration Testing | Private Equity Funds

11 Key Takeaways for Updating your Compliance Program in 2018: Investment Advisers, Hedge Funds and Private Equity Funds

Based on our review of the investment adviser regulatory landscape of 2017, these are the top 11 recommendations for investment adviser CCOs for updating their compliance programs: The revisions to the…