Tag: policies and procedures

Even When SEC Rulemaking Slows, Your Compliance Manual Shouldn’t Stagnate

Maintaining tailored policies and procedures is a critical component of an adviser’s internal controls. Time and time again, we’ve heard regulators admonish the industry that off-the-shelf compliance manuals just don’t cut it. In today’s ever-shifting regulatory environment, does your compliance manual need a reboot? Although there has not been any significant rule making over the … Continued

Refreshing the Annual Review Process to Address Business and Regulatory Risks

Rule 206(4)-7 requires each registered adviser to review its policies and procedures no less frequently than annually, to determine their adequacy and the effectiveness of their implementation. But what’s the best way to approach this review? How are other firms meeting this requirement? At the recent Ascendant Compliance Solutions Strategies 2019 Spring Conference in Miami … Continued

SEC’s Latest Risk Alert Focuses on Electronic Communications

The SEC’s most recent risk alert, “Observations from Investment Adviser Examinations Relating to Electronic Messaging,” issued on December 14, 2019, focuses on the use and maintenance of electronic communications for business purposes. The purpose of the alert is to remind advisers of their obligations related to personal use of electronic messaging and the requirements for … Continued


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