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October 2019

October 29, 2019 - Event

Books and Records Requirements for Investment Advisers

Course Description: For the average investment adviser, the prospect of managing the administrative and compliance aspects of the daily operations of the firm can be daunting. This pressure is further multiplied by recent regulatory trends and enforcement actions. Given these trends, advisers need to be particularly concerned about the accuracy, quality, and completeness of the firm’s books and records as required by Rule 204-2 of the Advisers Act. Generally speaking, at the outset of an examination, the SEC will form…
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October 31, 2019 - Event

Trading Practices, Portfolio Compliance and Related Enforcement Cases

Course Description: As a fiduciary, an investment adviser has many obligations to the client including developing, implementing and testing policies, procedures and disclosures to ensure proper trading practices. Compliance, legal and trading experts will offer an overview of the trading process and appropriate best practices, and provide “hands-on” compliance solutions for the following mission-critical areas: fiduciary duty and client investment objectives/restrictions, aggregation, allocation, personal and proprietary trading, principal and agency cross transactions, side-by-side management, effective supervisory systems, and special considerations…
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November 2019

November 5, 2019 - Event

Investment Adviser Codes of Ethics: The Rule Plus Implications of Gifts and Whistleblowers

Course Description: Ethics is not an option; it’s a requirement. Since the adoption of the SEC Rule on Codes of Ethics, every registered investment adviser firm must adopt codes of ethics that establish standards of conduct and address conflicts that arise from personal trading issues. Many state advisers have also adopted a code of ethics either in response to state mandates or as an industry best practice. Instruction and guidance for this course will focus on identifying the requirements that…
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November 7, 2019 - Event

Two Persistent Compliance Challenges: Insider Trading and Advisory Contracts

Course Description: The ongoing insider trading investigations and civil and criminal enforcement actions involving Wall Street professionals is a reminder of the importance of an investment adviser having effective policies and procedures to detect and prevent the misuse of material nonpublic information. This mission-critical topic will be a focal point of the course. Section 204A requires investment advisers to establish, maintain and enforce written policies and procedures reasonably designed to prevent the misuse of material nonpublic information by the firm…
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November 12, 2019 - Event

Trading Compliance: Best Execution, Soft Dollars and Directed Brokerage

Course Description: As a fiduciary, an investment adviser has many obligations to the client including developing, implementing and testing policies, procedures and disclosures to ensure proper trading practices. Compliance, legal and trading experts will offer an overview of the trading process and appropriate best practices, and provide “hands-on” compliance solutions for the following mission-critical areas: best execution, soft dollars, and directed brokerage. This seminar will provide insight into the meaning of “best execution,” and will focus on how strong policies…
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November 14, 2019 - Event

Understanding Fiduciary Duties and a Sweep of Certain Anti-Fraud Provisions of the Advisers Act

Course Description: In 1963, the United States Supreme Court held in SEC v. Capital Gains Research Bureau, Inc., that Section 206 of the Investment Advisers Act of 1940 imposes a fiduciary duty on investment advisers by operation of law. Section 206 of the Act (generally referred to as the “anti-fraud” provision) makes it unlawful for an investment adviser to engage in fraudulent, deceptive, or manipulative conduct. The general purpose of an investment adviser’s fiduciary duty is to eliminate conflicts of…
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November 19, 2019 - Event

Advisers Act Anti-Fraud Rules: Custody, Political Contributions, Solicitors and Proxy Voting Requirements

The SEC’s anti-fraud rules pursuant to Section 206 of the Investment Advisers Act of 1940 lay the regulatory foundation of the adviser’s relationship with its clients.
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November 21, 2019 - Event

RIA Year-End Compliance Check-up

Course Description: This timely course gives you the opportunity to review, identify and discuss investment adviser compliance action items that should be part of the compliance officer’s year-end checklist. To help review the current year and plan for the future, instructors will walk you through key compliance resolutions for the year ahead. Essential to this process is proactively developing your firm’s unique compliance calendar for the coming year with the purpose of prioritizing, executing and documenting your firm’s supervisory procedures…
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November 26, 2019 - Event

IACCP Exam Study Session (optional)

Course Description: Practice and preparation are two ways to help you improve your IACCP test results. This IACCP examination study session will help accomplish both for you. The instructor-led session will test your knowledge and allow you to become familiar with the types of questions you will encounter when taking the actual exam. Refresh your memory and increase your knowledge and application of securities regulations and best practice. We recommend participating in this training exercise with other candidates to practice…
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December 2019

December 3, 2019 - Event

Two Trading Compliance Challenges: Valuation and Trade Errors

Trade errors are inevitable. What distinguishes compliant firms is that they detect and identify them quickly, resolve them fairly and expeditiously, and minimize the likelihood of errors in the first place.
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