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Three Firms Fined for Marketing Hypothetical Third Party Performance

from Cipperman Compliance Services, LLC The SEC censured and fined three more investment advisers in connection with marketing F-Squared’s misleading hypothetical performance information. One of the firms agreed to pay $8.75 Million in disgorgement, fines, interest and another agreed to … Continue reading

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Renewal Fees

Preliminary Renewal Statements are available on the IARD.  This statement includes the fees due to states for 2018.  These fees are due whether you are a state or an SEC advisor. Payment is due on or before December 18, 2017. … Continue reading

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DOL Fiduciary Rule Delay is Official

The 18-month from the DOL is now official.  The Transition Period for the Fiduciary Rule’s Best Interest Contract Exemption and the Principal Transactions Exemption will move from January 1, 2018 to July 1, 2019. During the extended period, fiduciary advisors … Continue reading

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ADV Part 1 Changes

As many of you are aware, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) issued a final rule in August 2016, which significantly expands the information required in Form ADV Part 1. The compliance date for the rule is October 1, … Continue reading

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Morningstar Introduces Best Interest Scorecard

The consolidated proposal system, available in Morningstar® Advisor Workstation(SM), represents company’s ongoing efforts to help advisors serve clients’ best interests CHICAGO, Oct. 26, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Morningstar, Inc. (NASDAQ: MORN), a leading provider of independent investment research, today announced the … Continue reading

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Disaster Recovery Plans

With all of the disasters in the past couple of months (hurricane, fires, floods) now is a great time to determine the adequacy of  your Disaster Recovery Plan (“Plan”).  You are required to “test” your  Plan each year.  Riding out … Continue reading

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Cybersecurity Checklist

At the NASAA (North American Securities Administrators Association) annual meeting last month, the group was presented with a tool for state-registered advisers to help them assess their cybersecurity preparedness. The NASAA Cybersecurity Checklist for Investment Advisers includes 89 assessment areas … Continue reading

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