SEC Examiners: Advisers Should Review Policies and Procedures for Calculating Advisory Fees

SEC examiners have recommended that investment advisers “review routinely, refine, and improve, as appropriate, their fee billing policies, procedures, and practices and address new risks as they are identified” to ensure that they are calculating advisory fees correctly. They also should review their disclosures to confirm that clients are aware of all fees and expenses and related material conflicts of interest, examiners have suggested. Examiners made the recommendations after identifying deficiencies related to the advisory fees charged by most of the approximately 130 investment advisers that it examined in a nationwide initiative. The deficiencies “often resulted in financial harm to […]

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