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Tell Me Something I Don’t Know: OCIE’s Tips To Surviving An SEC IA Exam

Posted in Examination, RIA, SEC
Let’s chalk this one up to “great minds think alike,” or maybe just “minds think alike.” You may recall that in his recent letter to member firms that accompanied FINRA’s 2017 Exam Priorities Letter, FINRA CEO Robert Cook said, “starting this year, we will publish a summary report that outlines key findings from examinations in… Continue Reading

Compliance Officer Liability: Findings Without Sanctions? The Plot Thickens

Posted in Administrative Proceedings, appeal, Compliance, Enforcement, RIA, Sanctions, SEC, Supervision
We have previously posted on the issue of CCO liability, a very sensitive subject, to say the least, for many readers of this blog.  If this is a subject that interests you, then there was a very intriguing development this past week in this area that merits your attention. It came in the form of… Continue Reading

SEC Advises Investment Companies and Registered Advisers to Formulate and Implement a Cybersecurity Plan

Posted in RIA, SEC
Obviously, given the name of this blog, the focus is on broker-dealers, but we also have a robust practice advising RIAs and investment management companies.  In that vein, a group of attorneys working in our Cleveland office published a Client Alert today that discusses a recent Investment Management Guidance Update published by the SEC. The Alert begins… Continue Reading