September 12, 2019 - 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 10, 2019 - 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 5, 2019 - 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 […]
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June 18, 2019 - Event

Are You Prepared: Business Continuity, Disaster Recovery, Succession Planning and More

Course Description: In June 2016, the SEC issued a rule proposal, Adviser Business Continuity and Transition Plans, which would prohibit an SEC-registered investment adviser from providing investment advice unless the adviser adopts and implements a written business continuity and transition plan and reviews the plan at least annually. While the proposal has been withdrawn, many […]
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May 16, 2019 - Event

Data Protection: Privacy, Identity Theft and Cybersecurity

In the past several years regulatory scrutiny of data protection has expanded from basic issues of privacy, to requirements for dealing with identity theft, to detailed assessments of firm-wide cybersecurity.
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May 14, 2019 - Event

Mandates Beyond the Advisers Act: Anti-Money Laundering, ERISA Compliance and ’34 Act Section 13 Reporting for Investment Advisers

While the Investment Advisers Act of 1940 includes most of the rules and regulations an advisory firm needs to abide by to be compliant, other regulations affect advisory firms in significant ways and must be considered.
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March 12, 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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February 26, 2019 - 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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January 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 […]
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January 15, 2019 - 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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