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...

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’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...

Three Firms Flagged by SEC for Identity Theft Red Flags Rule Violations

Regulation S-ID, commonly known as the Identity Theft Red Flags Rule, is designed to help protect investors from the risks of identity theft. Red flags are defined as a pattern, practice, or specific activity indicating the possible existence of identity theft....