Often, the difference between safety from a regulator and an enforcement action is knowing where the regulatory lines are drawn and what conduct constitutes an act that crosses those lines. Among the murkiest areas of regulatory concern is Custody. It’s … Read More
“Familiarity breeds contempt” It’s an old saying that proves itself relevant again and again. When looking over the headlines or through the trade publication emails that fill our inboxes, even the most casual observer can find examples of someone whose … Read More
On episode 105 of the CCO Buzz podcast, Sr. Compliance Consultant Matthew Rothchild takes a look at the SEC’s Risk Alert, Observations from Broker-Dealer Examinations Related to Regulation Best Interest (“RBI”) and discuss its applicability to Investment Advisers.
It should come as no surprise that many compliance professionals, no matter how seasoned, find regulatory examinations to be daunting and at times even a little scary. In our experience, we don’t typically hear that compliance officers enjoy the examination … Read More
When a regulator shows its hand, take it seriously—a poignant lesson that one is wise to heed. At the end of January, the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) released a Risk Alert entitled ‘Observations from Broker-Dealer Examinations Related to Regulation … Read More
Several years ago, the SEC initiated the CCOutreach program, now called the Compliance Outreach Program, to promote open communications and coordination among various industry related entities – mutual funds, investment advisers and broker-dealers – on compliance issues. The program was … Read More