SEC Charges 21 RIAs for Form CRS Filing and Delivery Failures

On July 26, 2021, the SEC announced that 21 Registered Investment Advisers (RIAs) settled charges alleging that they failed to file and deliver their client relationship summaries, known as Form CRS, in a timely manner. Form CRS is also frequently referred to as Form...

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Fiduciary Duty Is Broader Than Many Think

A Registered Investment Adviser’s (RIA) and its Investment Adviser Representatives’ (IARs) obligations as fiduciaries are quite extensive. Even seasoned Investment Advisers may not fully understand their fiduciary obligations. Fiduciary duty encompasses much more than...

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RIAs Can Expect Big Changes with SEC’s New Marketing Rule

On December 22, 2020, the SEC enacted the new Marketing Rule, which will have an enormous impact on Registered Investment Advisers (RIAs). The new rule will replace the prior Advertising Rule, as well as the Cash Solicitation Rule. The SEC also amended Form ADV and...

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2020 Year End Compliance Review

2020 was a busy year for the SEC’s Office of Compliance Inspections and Examinations. On November 19, 2020, Peter Driscoll, Director of the SEC’s Office Compliance Inspections and Examinations (OCIE), gave a speech at the National Investment Adviser/Investment Company...

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