Emphasizing the critical importance of cybersecurity to registered investment companies (RICs), including insurance separate accounts and business development companies, and to investment advisers, the SEC’s Division of...more
On February 3, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) issued a Risk Alert prepared by its Office of Compliance Inspections and Examinations (OCIE) that summarizes the results of a sweep of more than 100 broker-dealers...more
Few topics are as hot as cybersecurity. Recent high-profile data breaches at national retailers have made cybersecurity a frequent topic on Capitol Hill and an issue of growing concern to average Americans. Not surprisingly,...more
FINRA’s new suitability requirement, Rule 2011, went into effect July 9, 2012. Because the rule was such a departure from prior standards, FINRA issued Regulatory Notice 12-25 (May 2012) to explain the rule...more
Originally published in the Investment Adviser Association Newsletter on December 3, 2012.
The Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) recently issued guidance (Guidance) stating that it will now accept requests...more