The SEC’s Office of Compliance and Inspections (“OCIE”), recently, issued an alert—more like a shot across the bow—to BDs and RIAs regarding its concerns over activities in the industry concerning
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The United States Department of Labor (“DOL”) has had a very active summer regulating the securities industry. Yes, you heard it right, the DOL has made certain pronouncements that have
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Those famous words of the immortal Yogi Berra hold true when it comes to the SEC exam priorities for 2016. Among those at the top of the list are two
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Ernie Badway and I have prepared a series of podcasts dealing with the relationships between broker-dealer, investment advisors and their customers.  BoardHere is the third part of that series focused
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Ernie Badway and I have prepared a series of podcasts that highlights client-issues and risk avoidance techniques for broker-dealers and investment advisors.  We hope you’ll take a listen.

 
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The SEC and FINRA have made it very clear that they are focused on senior customers and elder abuse. Granted, firms must be focused on the elder customers, but, at
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In a recent blog, Michael Volkov noted five ingredients to ensure a culture of compliance. Why should you care? It is quite simple, firms that do not promote a culture
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As recently reported in the Investment News, the North American Securities Administration Association (NASSA) reported on the results of state coordinated examinations. The relative good news was that there were
Continue Reading Who wants to know five compliance trouble areas for state-based advisors