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Large Trader Compliance Risks For Investment Advisers and Broker-Dealers

Large Trader Compliance Risks For Investment Advisers and Broker-Dealers WHAT HAPPENED? Recently, the Division of Enforcement of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission released a list of common compliance concerns noted during examinations of large traders, particularly with respect to Rule 13h-1. The Rule requires firms or individuals who [...]

SEC Restores Investigative Powers for Senior Enforcement Staff

SEC Restores Investigative Powers for Senior Enforcement Staff WHAT HAPPENED? On Feb. 9, 2021, the Acting Chair of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, Allison Herren Lee, announced in a public statement that the regulator has granted investigative powers to the enforcement division. This action reinstates the division’s previously [...]

Regulatory Freeze Could Bring Changes to New SEC Marketing Rule

Regulatory Freeze Could Bring Changes to New SEC Marketing Rule WHAT HAPPENED? On Jan. 20, 2021, President Biden’s first day in office, the White House issued a memorandum indicating a regulatory freeze. The freeze requires all rules from U.S. departments and agencies that are not yet published in the [...]

Who is Gary Gensler? What New SEC Leadership Could Mean for Investment Advisers

Who is Gary Gensler? What New SEC Leadership Could Mean for Investment Advisers WHAT HAPPENED? President Biden recently named Gary Gensler, the Obama-era head of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC), as his pick to be the new chairman of the Securities and Exchange Commission. Having a reputation as [...]

Investments in Certain Chinese Companies Restricted Under New Executive Order

Investments in Certain Chinese Companies Restricted Under New Executive Order WHAT HAPPENED? On Jan. 6, 2021, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission issued a Risk Alert in response to an Executive Order regarding investments in certain Chinese companies. The Executive Order states that Chinese companies are increasingly using American [...]

The DOL’s New Fiduciary Rule Exemption: What You Should Know

The DOL’s New Fiduciary Rule Exemption: What You Should Know WHAT HAPPENED? Recently, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) finalized its new fiduciary rule exemption, which will allow advisers to receive compensation for otherwise prohibited rollovers and replaces previously issued rules and guidance. The new exemption is widely viewed [...]

Scam Risks in 2021 and How to Avoid Them

Scam Risks in 2021 and How to Avoid Them Cybercriminals are becoming increasingly sophisticated and continue to find new ways to compromise both individuals’ and firms’ data security. Phishing attacks often use current events or crises to entice users to click infected links, download malicious programs or documents, or provide [...]

The SEC’s New Marketing Rule: Here’s What You Should Know Now

The SEC’s New Marketing Rule: Here’s What You Should Know Now WHAT HAPPENED? On Dec. 22, 2020, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission unanimously voted to pass proposed amendments to the advertising and cash solicitation rules, along with updates to other requirements for registered investment advisers. The formerly separate rules are [...]

2020 Compliance Round Up: The Top 10 Regulatory Headlines for Investment Advisers This Year

2020 Compliance Round-Up: The Top 10 Regulatory Headlines for Investment Advisers This Year WHAT HAPPENED? Amid the unique changes and challenges 2020 has brought, there has been plenty of regulatory news from the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission and the Office of Compliance Inspections and Examinations (OCIE) in the [...]