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June 29 2020 - NRS Insights

OCIE Issues Risk Alert on Private Fund Adviser Exam Deficiencies – Conflicts of Interest

The Office of Compliance Inspections and Examinations (“OCIE”) issued a Risk Alert on June 23, 2020 describing common deficiencies in exams of advisers to private equity and hedge funds (collectively “private fund advisers.”)
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June 9 2020 - NRS Insights

Disclosing your PPP Loan on Form ADV

Many advisers have applied for and received loans under the Paycheck Protection Program (“PPP”) offered by the federal government to help businesses retain employees and stay afloat during the Covid-19 crisis.
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May 18 2020 - NRS Insights

Morgan Stanley Penalized $5 Million for Insufficient Transparency in Wrap Trading Costs

The SEC and Morgan Stanley Smith Barney LLC (MSSB) settled charges that MSSB provided misleading information to clients in its retail wrap fee programs regarding trade execution services and transaction costs
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Coronavirus Compliance: What Areas Should You Focus On Now
April 9 2020 - NRS Insights

Coronavirus Compliance: What Areas Should You Focus On Now

It is said that those who forget the past are condemned to repeat it. Perhaps “condemned” is not the best word choice, given the current circumstances, but past events can and should inform the present.
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SEC: No Extension for Reg BI, Form CRS Compliance
April 6 2020 - NRS Insights

SEC: No Extension for Reg BI, Form CRS Compliance

SEC Chairman Jay Clayton announced that the Commission will not extend the compliance date for Reg BI and the filing date for Form CRS beyond June 30, 2020 despite the recent social, economic and market turmoil caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.
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March 25 2020 - NRS Insights

SEC Extends ADV and PF Filing Deadlines and Eases Requirements for Advisers Impacted by COVID-19

On March 25 the SEC announced that it is further extending required filing and delivery deadlines for investment advisers whose ability to make timely filings has been affected by the coronavirus.
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Compliance Considerations during the COVID-19 Crisis
March 24 2020 - NRS Insights

Compliance Considerations during the COVID-19 Crisis

NRS offers the following suggestions for how compliance officers may respond to the unique challenges we are all facing in the current Coronavirus pandemic.
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September 10 2019 - NRS Insights

FINRA Focuses on Training to Stem Cybersecurity Breaches

Cybersecurity incidents and breaches are increasing annually in scope, magnitude, and creativity. But just how big is the problem? On average, cybersecurity costs businesses about $11.7 million each year 69% of financial firms ranked cyber risk in their top five concerns; 35% named it their top concern. From 2017 to 2018, detected cybersecurity incidents rose […]
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August 7 2019 - NRS Insights

Use NRS Securities Exam Prep with Confidence: No-Pass, No-Pay Guarantee!

NRS Securities Exam Prep is an industry-leading program with a NO-PASS, NO-PAY Guarantee. Complete our program, achieve green light status and pass the Series 6, Series 7, Series 63, Series 65 or Series 66 exam confidently!
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July 26 2019 - NRS Insights

OCIE Risk Alert

On July 23, 2019 the Office of Compliance Inspections and Examinations (“OCIE”) published a Risk Alert sharing the staff’s observations from its examinations conducted during the Supervision Initiative launched in 2017.
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