2023 Compliance Roundup Shows RIAs How to Steer Clear of Problems

It has been a busy year for the SEC from a compliance perspective. You should think about these compliance events as you conduct your annual review of your firm’s policies and procedures. An adviser’s policies and procedures should reflect the firm’s business model,...

RIA’s Hypothetical Performance Ads Cause Real Life Compliance Problems

On August 21, 2023, the SEC charged a New York-based FinTech investment adviser with using misleading hypothetical performance metrics in the firm’s advertisements. This enforcement action is particularly noteworthy, because it is the first case brought involving...

SEC’s Division of Examinations Risk Alert Regarding Observations from Examinations of Newly-Registered Advisers

On March 27, 2023, the SEC’s Division of Examinations (Division) published a Risk Alert that will be of great interest to newly-registered investment advisers. The observations will also be invaluable to investment advisers that have been in business for some years....