Recent action brought by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) against a Miami-based hedge fund manager offers another cautionary tale about the need for investors to perform a high level of due diligence when dealing with private placement memorandums … Read More
In its recently issued annual report on state-registered investment advisers, the North American Securities Administrators Association (NASAA) was straightforward about the steps it believes advisers should be taking to create a culture of compliance in today’s rapidly changing regulatory environment. … Read More
Almost 12 years have passed since Bernie Madoff was sentenced to 150 years in prison with restitution of $170 billion for perpetrating an elaborate Ponzi scheme that harmed thousands of clients. Widely regarded as the largest fraudulent investment scandal in … Read More
The North American Securities Administrators Association (“NASAA”) recently adopted a new model rule on Investment Adviser Representative (“IAR”) requirements for Continuing Education (“CE”). The new model rule states any IAR registered under Section 404 of the 2002 Act (or 201 … Read More
The Investor Protection Bureau (IPB) of the New York State Attorney General’s office has adopted regulations that took effect February 1, 2021, under which investment advisor representatives (IARs) of both federal and state investment advisory firms must register with the … Read More
When the price of a much-publicized asset increases 296% as Bitcoin did in 2020, it’s bound to attract attention from institutional investors, the general public, and the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). After taking 10 years since its creation … Read More
The North American Securities Administration Association (NASAA) is a voluntary body composed of state securities regulators across all 50 states, Canada, and Mexico. Founded in 1919, it is the oldest international regulatory organization devoted to investor protection. Many in the … Read More
This year will certainly be one for the history books. The worldwide pandemic continues to impact our country and the way we live. For the financial industry, we have witnessed evolutions and changes of focus in regulatory examinations.