SEC’s Staff Bulletin Explains How Investment Advisers and Broker-Dealers Should Deal with Conflicts of Interest

On August 3, 2022, the SEC published a Staff Bulletin, which discussed investment advisers’ and broker-dealers’ conflicts of interest. The Staff Bulletin offered guidance on how firms can identify, eliminate, mitigate, and disclose those conflicts of interest. The...

Another SEC Action Related to Mutual Fund Share Classes and Best Execution

On April 27, 2022, the SEC announced that it settled charges against a Registered Investment Adviser (RIA) in Downers Grove, Illinois. The SEC alleged that the RIA breached its fiduciary duty to advisory clients by failing to: Fully disclose its conflicts of interest;...

SEC’s Division of Examinations Announces Its 2022 Priorities

The long wait for the SEC’s 2022 examination priorities is finally over. On March 30, 2022, the SEC’s Division of Examinations (Division) announced its priorities for the 2022 fiscal year. By reviewing these priorities, Registered Investment Advisers (RIAs) will be...

SEC Sanctions 12 More Financial Firms for Failure to Meet their Form CRS Obligations

If Registered Investment Advisers (RIAs) and broker-dealers have not gotten the message about the importance of meeting their Form CRS obligations, the SEC has sent another shot across the bow. On February 15, 2022, the SEC announced that six RIAs and six...