The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission’s (SEC) Division of Examinations (EXAMS) issued a Risk Alert last month focusing on notable deficiencies examiners have found related to investment advisers’ compliance with material non-public information (MNPI) and Investment Advisers Act Rule 204A-1 … Read More
On March 29, 2021, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) Division of Examinations (“EXAMS”) issued a Risk Alert citing frequent shortcomings found in compliance reviews of Anti-Money Laundering (AML) reporting at broker-dealer and mutual fund firms. Find the Risk … Read More
Closing out our short series of suggested focus areas for 2021, this blog post focus on the overall theme of the SEC’s Division of Enforcement’s Annual Report. Over the course of 2020, the industry has tried to navigate through unknown … 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.
On July 10, 2020, the Securities and Exchange Commission’s Office of Compliance Inspections and Examinations (“OCIE”) released a risk alert highlighting a recent increase in ransomware attacks against financial industry participants. The risk alert highlights the importance for financial … Read More
Eric Clarke, chief executive officer for Orion Advisor Solutions (Orion), was interviewed for Financial Planning’s Lightning Round. In the interview, Clarke describes the greatest threat to independent advisors as changes occur in the regulatory landscape. Clarke describes utilizing technology … Read More