SEC Urges Stricter Robo-Adviser Compliance

The SEC has suggested that investment advisers improve robo-adviser compliance by tightening policies and procedures for automated digital investment advisory services. The regulator gave deficiency letters to “nearly all” of the advisers whose robo-advisory services it recently examined, according to a new SEC risk alert regarding electronic investment advice. “The examinations conducted within the scope of this review resulted in a range of actions,” the SEC stated in the risk alert. “In response to the staff’s observations, some advisers elected to amend disclosures and marketing materials, modify or eliminate performance advertisements, revise compliance policies and procedures, improve data protection practices, […]

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SEC Continues to Update Rules for Investment Adviser Marketing

Investment adviser marketing has taken another step into the present now that the SEC has announced it is withdrawing or modifying over 200 staff letters and guidance statements related to the decades-old IA Advertising and Cash Solicitation Rules. Most of the no-action relief letters being withdrawn are related to issues that are now covered in the SEC’s modernized IA Marketing Rule. “It’s no wonder IAs have been so challenged under the old Advertising and Cash Solicitation Rules since they had to manage so many exceptions to the actual rules. It would be helpful if the SEC would share a list […]

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RegEd to Showcase Enterprise Compliance Solutions at 2021 NSCP National Conference

As the leading provider of regulatory technology solutions to the financial services industry, RegEd will exhibit its enterprise compliance platform at the 2021 National Society of Compliance Professionals (NSCP) National Conference in National Harbor, Md., on Nov. 8-10. The annual NSCP National Conference offers dozens of sessions covering topics that are relevant to investment advisers, broker-dealers, private funds, and investment companies, and has been recognized as one of the most comprehensive educational offerings within the securities compliance industry. This year, “the only conference that’s ‘for compliance, by compliance,’” will focus on “the practical solutions to empower yourself and your compliance […]

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