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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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Wire transfers – things to consider

Some things to consider when you receive a request for a wire transfer or check  from a client: Confirm the request with the client via phone BEFORE you send them anything to sign. If a hacker is controlling their email, … 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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DoL – should I continue to prepare?

There is a lot of talk about whether President-elect Trump will stop the DoL Fiduciary Rule.  As Michael Kitces mentioned in his column last week: “Because the reality is that while the rule will not be enforced until next April – after … Continue reading

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