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: […]
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October 16, 2018 - 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 […]
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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 […]
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October 4, 2018 - 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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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: […]
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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 […]
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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 […]
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August 2, 2018 - Event

Global Investment Performance Standards for Investment Advisers

Course Description: This session is designed to provide an overview of the Global Investment Performance Standards (GIPS®), including: How the GIPS standards began and the concept of composite performance The fundamentals of compliance, including defining the firm, defining discretion, composite construction, performance calculation, and creating a compliant presentation Guidance on what is required of a […]
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August 7, 2018 - Event

Business Continuity Planning, 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 a final rule has yet to […]
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July 26, 2018 - Event

A Workable Compliance Program for Small Advisers

Course Description: Compliance is not a function that fluctuates with the scale of your business. Small firms don’t get a pass for being “less compliant” than larger firms. However, the amount of resources that firms are able to dedicate to compliance varies significantly. The SEC’s examination staff recognizes that small advisers face unique compliance issues […]
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