SEC Enforcement Actions Signal Continued Scrutiny of 12b-1 Fees, Revenue Sharing Arrangements, and Wrap Fee Programs

In recent weeks, the SEC has continued to bring enforcement actions against Registered Investment Advisers (RIAs) that breached their fiduciary duty to advisory clients. These enforcement actions demonstrate the SEC’s concerns about RIAs that breach their fiduciary...

RIAs Need to be on the Lookout for Signs of Compliance Violations

On January 14, 2021, the SEC brought an enforcement action against a California-based Registered Investment Adviser (RIA) and its CEO, because they failed to make certain disclosures that led to clients being deceived. The firm also failed to reasonably supervise an...