Tag Archives: IA regulations

SEC COVID-19 FAQ re PPP Loans

The SEC has come out with an FAQ regarding the disclosure of PPP loans.  Please read below.  If you are a client and need to have your ADV Part 2A updated to include a PPP disclosure, please let me know. … Continue reading

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News regarding DOL Fiduciary Rule

Yesterday, March 15, 2018, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 5th Circuit voted 2-1 to vacate the DOL Fiduciary Rule.  HOWEVER,  the effect of the decision only applies to the following three states within the 5th Circuit’s jurisdiction – Louisiana, … 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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SEC Explores Ways to Strengthen Compliance of Independent Advisers

SEC Explores Ways To Strengthen Compliance Of Independent Advisers (Mark Schoeff, Investment News) – At a recent compliance conference, the acting director of the SEC’s Office of Compliance Inspections and Examinations (OCIE) noted that the SEC has increasing concern about … Continue reading

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Standing LOAs as Custody – additional information

The No-Action Letter discussed in yesterday’s blog contains seven conditions that, if met, would allow an adviser to escape the need for a surprise exam: 1. The client provides an instruction to the qualified custodian, in writing, that includes the … Continue reading

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Standing LOAs Cause Advisers to Have Custody

from Cipperman Compliance Services LLC The staff of the SEC’s Division of Investment Management, in a recent No-Action Letter, has opined that an adviser has regulatory custody of client assets where a client grants even limited authority to transfer assets … Continue reading

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Consistency between Code of Ethics and Actual Gifts Received

from Cipperman Compliance Services The SEC censured and fined an investment consultant and its principal $700,000 for lying about gifts received from recommended investment managers and performance information. The respondent’s marketing material claimed that neither the firm nor its principals … Continue reading

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Disaster Recovery testing opportunity

Today may be an opportunity to test your Disaster Recovery Plan – especially if you live in the North East.  With the NorEaster, you, or some of your employees, may not be able to get to the office.  Or you … Continue reading

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Five steps to take when you suspect you are a victim of a cyber attack

from IAWatch Step 1: Contact your IT leader. Step 2: Assess if your system has been penetrated. Step 3: Detect the extent of the hack. Step 4: Notify clients – be aware of your state’s laws regarding alerting a client … Continue reading

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Firm Censured for Failing to Disclose Investment in Service Provider

from Cipperman Compliance  The SEC fined and censured a private equity fund manager for failing to disclose that the principals had personally invested in an IT firm that it had engaged. The respondent utilized the IT firm to perform due … Continue reading

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