SEC Risk Alert Gives Guidance on How RIAs Can Comply with Regulation S-ID

On December 5, 2022, the Division of Examinations (Division) published a Risk Alert that reported observations from recent examinations of SEC-registered investment advisers (RIAs) and broker-dealers related to their compliance with Regulation S-ID. The goal of the...

SEC Announces Enforcement Statistics for Fiscal Year 2022

On November 15, 2022, the SEC announced its enforcement results for fiscal year 2022.  Despite the lingering impact of COVID 19, the SEC filed 760 enforcement actions and recovered a record $6.439 billion in penalties and disgorgement on behalf of investors. The...

NASAA Statistics Show RIAs They Need to Improve their Compliance Programs

Recently the North American Securities Administrators Association (NASAA) released its annual Enforcement Report. The publication highlighted the investigations and enforcement actions taken by state securities regulators to protect investors and maintain the...

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...