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SEC Risk Alert: 5 Things Not to Do, Advisers!

Earlier this year, the SEC’s Office  of Compliance Inspections and Examinations (OCIE) published a Risk Alert with the “five compliance topics most frequently identified in deficiency letters to...

Cyber-Attacks, and the Seven Steps to Protect Your Advisory Business Against Them

It sounds futuristic, or like CSI: Cyber, a sci-fi world of white hat/ black hat hackers, and of constant threats to national security and the financial markets...

Think Before You Tweet: Top 5 Social Media Tips for Advisers

So Apple announced its new iPhone 6 etc. about an hour ago — it’s probably old news by the time this post hits the wire, which is...

Top Ten Things You Need to Know About the Advisers Act

The Investment Advisers Act of 1940 (the Act) is the rulebook for SEC-registered investment advisers (RIAs). The Advisers Act, together with the related rules adopted by the...

Regulation: The New Normal for Hedge Funds?

By all accounts, hedge funds are having a great year. According to the Wall Street Journal, fund managers added a net $26.32 billion of new cash in...

Mark Your Calendars for Your Annual Review

Before you even start reading this, go to Outlook or whatever calendar you use, pick a date, and put in “Annual Review.”  Any time in the year...

SEC Issues Risk Alert: Advisers’ Due Diligence Processes for Selecting Alternative Investments

Whether or not 2014 will be the year of the alternative investments, many predict that this asset class will play an increasing role in the portfolio allocation...

Mark Your Calendars: Key Compliance Dates for Advisers

It’s hard to believe that January is almost over and 2013 just a blur.   With matching speed, many of the compliance milestones that an investment adviser faces...

Setting the Stage for 2014: SEC Announces Exam Priorities

Pay attention to this one.  Earlier this month, the SEC Office of Compliance Inspection and Examination issued its annual list of 2014 examination priorities for a variety...

SEC Proposes Regulation A+ For Small Businesses

With all eyes focused on the lifting on the ban on solicitation and the new proposed equity crowd funding rules, one major rulemaking proposal mandated under the...

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