Author Archives: cindihill

Coronavirus and Fraud

Be aware that opportunistic criminals are using the coronavirus pandemic to steal people’s money and identities. Here are some of the strategies you should be aware of: ƒ  Outbreak maps. Don’t click on any link that purports to show a … Continue reading

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 I know these are very tough times, with the markets down and towns going into quarantine mode. Here are a few tips from Jen Goldman of Jen Goldman Consulting, most which you all know.     TIPS:     1. make sure everyone knows … Continue reading

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Global Investment Performance Standards (GIPS®) Workshop

Don’t miss this opportunity to reserve your seat at an interactive workshop that offers a practitioner’s view of the GIPS® standards. Sessions have been organized covering GIPS compliance fundamentals and how to create and maintain a GIPS compliance program, with an in-depth review … Continue reading

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Three Compliance Goals You Should Set for Your Financial Planning Firm

Compliments of Scott Gill, XY Planning Network A new year presents the opportunity to reflect, reevaluate, and refocus for the benefit of our personal and professional lives. When it comes to setting resolutions, many financial planners focus on resetting financial … Continue reading

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New Hacking Incident – be VERY Aware

A client recently sent me an email asking about a blank form he received in the mail. It was a MA-W Notice of Withdrawal form (it is a form for withdrawing registration as a municipal advisor).  It was sent without … Continue reading

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SEC Exams and the DOL Rule

If your Policies and Procedures Manual says you do ‘X’ then you should be doing it.  In the past year I have added a policy for the DOL Rule to client Policies and Procedures Manuals.  Examiners have been asking about … Continue reading

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DOL Fiduciary Rule – update

Although it appears that the federal court decision vacating the DOL Fiduciary Rule was supposed to take effect on May 7, 2018, the DOL releases a statement continuing its policy of non-enforcement given “uncertainty about fiduciary obligations.” Firms that have … Continue reading

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