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August 2018
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August 14 – 16, 2018 - Event

Boston Investment Adviser Compliance Symposium

NRS is offering three days of interactive compliance education led by seasoned legal and compliance industry experts.
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August 23, 2018 - Event

Damage Control: What To Do When Your Firm Breaks the Rules

Course Description: Even the most diligent firms with strong and effective Compliance and Risk Management processes in place can find themselves facing major problems. When risk events inevitably occur, will you know how to respond? The importance of successfully managing and containing these situations cannot be overstated. A crisis can hit in many forms: Two FBI agents arrive unexpectedly and ask to speak to the company controller. Your VP of Investor Relations gets an ominous telephone call from the SEC’s…
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August 28, 2018 - Event

SEC Examination and Enforcement Update for Investment Advisers

This course will speak to how the examination and enforcement culture has changed at the SEC, the new types of SEC exams, and how firms can prepare for them.
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September 2018
September 6, 2018 - Event

Form ADV Part 1: Annual Updating Amendment and More

Inaccurate and/or inadequate Form ADV disclosures are consistently cited in the SEC’s and many states’ list of “Top Deficiencies.”
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September 11, 2018 - Event

Form ADV Part 2: Identifying and Disclosing Conflicts

Five years ago the SEC approved a new Form ADV Part 2, a “plain English” narrative approach to client disclosure, which was put into effect in 2011.
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September 13, 2018 - Event

Investment Adviser Performance and Advertising

Investment adviser advertising continues to be one of the top problem areas identified by the SEC.
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September 20, 2018 - 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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September 25, 2018 - 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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September 27, 2018 - Event

Introduction to the Advisers Act: Framework, Registration, Exclusions and Exemptions; Exempt Reporting Advisers; Private Fund Advisers and More

Course Description: Understanding the intricacies and implications of the Investment Advisers Act of 1940 (Advisers Act) is fundamental to the core responsibilities of any investment adviser compliance professional. A section-by-section review of the Advisers Act brings renewed focus to the root source of each requirement, many of which are likely to be encountered in compliance departments of firms of every size. Everyday situations are incorporated to bring the Advisers Act to life, including practical advice about writing, implementing and maintaining…
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October 2018
October 2, 2018 - 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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