The COVID-19 pandemic has upended our personal and professional lives and many businesses are adjusting to this new environment in which working from home could be the new normal for an extended period of time. Since many firms have shifted … Read More
The Securities and Exchange Commission’s Office of Compliance Inspections and Examinations (OCIE) staff has compiled observations from its thousands of examinations to broker-dealers, investment advisers, clearing agencies, national securities exchange and other SEC registrants and shared some best practices for … Read More
As 2020 looms on the horizon, Chief Compliance Officers (“CCOs”) should begin laying out their compliance roadmaps for the New Year. An area of review that should undoubtedly be a part of CCOs’ 2020 planning is cybersecurity. Cybersecurity remained at … Read More
Apart from the traditional sources of information investors use to gather information about their own investment decisions, such as analyst estimates, news stories, and other indicators of market volatility, investors lately have been utilizing social sentiment tools.
The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has voted to propose alterations to two rules governing the protection of privacy and security of customer information in possession of financial institutions, the Safeguards Rule and the Privacy Rule under the Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act, specifically.
Our ever-increasing reliance on electronic devices and information technology to do business, combined with the constantly evolving methods used to electronically attack our firms and our clients, has elevated information security (cybersecurity) into a position of great importance.