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
In October, The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) issued their 2024 exam priorities list, which is only the second time in 10 years that they have released the list prior to year-end. Prior release dates have usually been in … Read More
Core Compliance has published a number of items on the North American Securities Administrators Association Investment Adviser Representative Continuing Education Model Rule over the past few years and, in light of some recent activity among various states adopting the … 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
In February of 2022, the SEC proposed Cybersecurity Risk Management Rules and Amendments (the “Proposed Rules”) that continue to focus on cybersecurity risks as an unavoidable reality for the financial markets and, specifically, for registered investment advisers who “increasingly depend … Read More
As the world of compliance in the investment advisory and broker-dealer spaces continues to evolve and the scope of required services expands, compliance professionals in the industry are leveraging technology and third-party vendors more than ever to meet the demands … Read More
Whether you’re a seasoned compliance professional or just getting started in the industry, one of the biggest hurdles you may encounter is aligning senior management with compliance. At Core Compliance & Legal Services, Inc. (“Core Compliance”), we often hear “if … 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.