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...

SEC Announces Its 2016 Compliance Examination Priorities

In what has become a January tradition, the SEC’s Office of Compliance Inspections and Examinations (“OCIE”) announced its compliance priorities for the coming year. Registered Investment Advisers and broker-dealers should take note of these priorities as they...

Compliance Alert – Privacy Notice Relief Signed Into Law; Cybersecurity Obligations Get More Complicated

On December 4, 2015, President Obama signed a highway bill into law, which tacked on an exception to the annual privacy notice requirement for financial institutions that satisfy certain conditions. In legislation that can only be understood by Washington, D.C....

Cybersecurity Readiness Program for Investment Advisers

In recent Compliance Outreach Seminars, SEC examiners have announced that they will be scrutinizing investment advisers’ efforts to protect their clients’ sensitive information from cyber threats. State examiners have also started questioning investment advisers about...