5 Common Compliance Mistakes

When I was a regulator, we would meet each week to discuss the cases being considered for Enforcement referrals. It was surprising how often the same types of cases would come before us. These were not always headline grabbing, but they were avoidable items that came up over and over again. I thought it might… READ MORE

Standing Letters of Authorization Clarity Provided

  Standing Letters of Authorization (SLOA) that Registered Investment Advisers use to provide services for their clients have been surrounded by uncertainty.  Does this practice constitute custody of client assets?  In a No-Action Letter dated Feb. 21, the SEC states this practice is, in fact, custody; however, the Division of Investment Management will NOT recommend… READ MORE

Operational Efficiency – Software and Outsourcing Can Help

To remain competitive, firms must boost operational efficiency to cut costs and deliver consistent quality customer service. For financial services firms, this includes developing and refining procedures to help mitigate risk to protect you and your clients.  For CCOs, efficient and effective procedures create consistency and reduce risk. What You Should Do: Conduct a review… READ MORE