SEC Announces Its 2019 Examination Priorities

The SEC’s Office of Compliance Inspections and Examinations (OCIE) publishes annually its examination priorities to promote transparency and provide insights into the areas it believes pose a heightened risk to investors or to the integrity of the U.S. capital...

Testimonial Rule and Social Media Intersect in Recent Enforcement Actions

On July 10, 2018, the SEC settled enforcement actions brought against two SEC-Registered Investment Advisers (RIAs), three Investment Adviser Representatives (IARs), and a marketing consultant, for their involvement in violating the Testimonial Rule using social media...

SEC Announces 2018 Compliance Priorities

Each year, the SEC’s Office of Compliance Inspections and Examinations (OCIE) publishes its priorities, and 2018 is no exception. On February 7, 2018, the SEC’s Office of Compliance Inspections and Examinations (OCIE) published its 2018 examination...