The release of the exam priorities report was later this year than in prior years but appears to be worth the wait. In this year’s report, the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) outlines, among others, five “significant” areas of focus. … Read More
So far in this blog post series we’ve covered the understanding of the proposed rules and how to start implementing within your firm. When it comes the proposed cybersecurity regulations announced by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), we … Read More
With the alarming increase in ransomware, cryptojacking, phishing and other related cyberattacks, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) proposed new rules are designed to enhance cybersecurity preparedness to maintain orderly markets and protecting investors against cyber fraud. The proposed rule … Read More
In early February 2022, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) voted on the proposal of rules regarding cybersecurity risk management for the industry, specifically for registered investment advisers, and registered investment companies and business development companies (funds).
Today’s securities markets operate in a complex and seemingly instantaneous environment accelerated by the exponential growth of computing power and interconnectivity. This evolving market space has provided enormous opportunities for investors and investment professionals alike. The same can also be … Read More
Regulators have sent a chilling message to the securities industry by imposing record fines for widespread and longstanding failures against J.P. Morgan Securities LLC, a subsidiary of JP Morgan Chase & Co., a multinational investment bank and financial services company. The … Read More
If your firm offers a wrap fee program to clients or recommends that clients participate in a wrap program, now is an opportune time to review your fee disclosures and billing practices and best execution protocols. In July 2021, the U.S. … Read More
A recent filing by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) against a California-based advisory firm should serve as a cautionary tale for compliance officers. It provides keen insight into the SEC’s ongoing effort to seek enforcement action against firms … Read More