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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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