SEC Charges RIA for Failure to Ensure Fair and Equitable Trade Allocations

SEC Renders Judgment on RIA with Compliance Problems On February 16, 2024, the SEC obtained a final judgment against a Registered Investment Adviser (RIA) based in Dallas, Texas. The RIA was previously charged with making false and misleading statements in its Form...

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,...

SEC Enhances Recordkeeping Requirements and Bolsters Regulation of Private Fund Advisers

On August 23, 2023, the SEC adopted new rules and rule amendments to enhance the regulation of private fund advisers. The SEC also updated Rule 206(4)-7 under the Investment Advisers Act, better known as the Compliance Rule, which applies to all Registered Investment...

Fee Mistakes Will Cause Problems for Advisers

RIA Compliance Group has observed that SEC and state examiners are scrutinizing advisory firms’ fee arrangements and disclosures. Registered Investment Advisers (RIAs) must ensure that they have fully disclosed all of their fees in Form ADV including, but not limited...