New SEC Risk Alert Identifies Most Frequent Advertising Rule Compliance Issues

On September 14, 2017, the SEC’s Office of Compliance Inspections and Examinations (“OCIE”) published a Risk Alert, which revealed the most frequent advertising rule compliance issues identified in OCIE examinations of Registered Investment Advisers (“RIAs”). OCIE’s...

The Five Most Frequent Compliance Topics Identified During RIA Exams

On February 7, 2017, the SEC’s Office of Compliance Inspections and Examinations (OCIE) published a list of the five compliance topics most frequently identified in deficiency letters sent to SEC-registered investment advisers. After reviewing more than 1,000...

SEC Publishes Its 2017 Compliance Priorities

Each year, the SEC’s Office of Compliance Inspections and Examinations (OCIE) publishes its priorities, and 2017 is no exception. On January 12, 2017, OCIE announced its examination priorities. Registered Investment Advisers (RIAs) and other financial entities will...

RIA Disciplined For Failure to Conduct Annual Reviews

The SEC recently imposed sanctions on a Registered Investment Adviser (RIA) in Lexington, Kentucky, because it failed to conduct the required annual review of the firm’s policies and procedures. The firm also ignored its compliance manual, which stipulated that...