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July 14 2022 - NRS Insights

The NRS Fall Compliance Conference is now part of the ComplyConnect Conference & Expo: Here’s what you need to know

What’s happening with the NRS Compliance Conference? If you are a dedicated attendee of the conference, whether for IACCP accreditation or simply because you are a compliance professional serving an investment adviser, broker-dealer, etc. who likes to stay in the know on the latest compliance updates, you might be asking this exact question. And now, we have the answer. In late 2021, NRS was acquired by ComplySci as one of three strategic acquisition that helped to create one of the most robust, comprehensive compliance offerings on the market. NRS brought with it a legacy of continued education and compliance excellence, which as a ComplySci family of companies, we are elevating to new levels this year. Introducing the first annual ComplyConnect Conference & Expo.
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SEC: No Extension for Reg BI, Form CRS Compliance
July 8 2022 - NRS Insights

Considerations for the SEC amendment on electronic filing requirements

Recently, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) amended their EDGAR Filing Requirements and Form 144 Filings, adopting a policy of electronic submission. According to their press release, this new requirement will: 1. Create efficiency and transparency. 2. Better the commission’s operational resilience. 3. Improve accessibility, especially given COVID-19 restrictions. In addition to amending the form submission process, the SEC adopted new requirements for “structured data reporting and remov[ing] outdated references.”
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June 8 2022 - NRS Insights

Why advisers should consider adopting ESG compliance policies now

Environmental, social and governance (ESG) compliance. Three letters, which, five years ago you most likely hadn’t heard too much about. But now? That couldn’t be more different. ESG has become the topic du-jour. Between the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) making it one of their top exam priorities for 2022 and recent charges against top-tier investment advisers, you would be hard pressed to visit a news site or peruse a social media app and without seeing some reference to it. In this post, we’ll break down what ESG compliance is, why it matters and best practices for implementing your own ESG policies.
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May 25 2022 - NRS Insights

Top FAQs on the new SEC marketing rule

While November might seem lightyears away, the deadline for the Securities and Exchange Commission’s (SEC) new marketing rule – November 4, 2022 – is just around the corner. Last week, at the NRS 2022 Spring Conference, we polled the audience at our session “Countdown to New IA Marketing Rules” and found that approximately 50% of attendees have not yet begun implementation of the rule. While the session moderators fielded a host of questions and comments from the audience, we’ve aggregated the top questions regarding the new SEC marketing rule.
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April 22 2022 - NRS Insights

The SEC’s 2022 Examination Priorities and Private Fund Advisers

The Securities and Exchange Commission, Division of Examination (“the Division”), on March 30, 2022, published its long-awaited examination priorities, setting forth the Division’s priorities and the areas of focus posing risks to investors or the integrity of the capital markets. This commentary addresses selected risk areas from the examination priorities impacting private fund advisers.
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April 12 2022 - NRS Insights

Top 5 Reasons to Attend the NRS Spring 2022 Compliance Conference

The NRS Spring 2022 Compliance Conference (held May 16th – 19th in Orlando, FL) offers the ideal opportunity to learn from the best-of-the-best, including industry experts, compliance professionals, and the regulators themselves.
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March 21 2022 - NRS Insights

Top Takeaways from the IAA 2022 Investment Adviser Compliance Conference

Earlier this month, two of our teammates attended the 2022 IAA Investment Adviser Compliance Conference, talking with experts and attending key sessions.
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March 4 2022 - NRS Insights

SEC Proposes Cybersecurity Risk Management Rules and Amendments for Registered Investment Advisers and Funds

The Securities and Exchange has proposed cybersecurity risk management rule amendments for registered investment advisers, and registered investment companies and business development companies (“funds”), as well as amendments to certain rules that govern investment adviser and fund disclosures.
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February 24 2022 - NRS Insights

SEC’s Proposal to Enhance Private Fund Protections

The Securities and Exchange Commission has proposed new rules and amendments under the Investment Advisers Act of 1940 (Advisers Act) to enhance the regulation of private fund advisers and to protect private fund investors increasing transparency, competition, and efficiency.
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February 15 2022 - NRS Insights

SEC Statement: Form CRS and Your Duties

On December 17th, 2021 the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) released their Staff Statements Regarding Form CRS Disclosures.
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