About ComplianceCasts™

What Are ComplianceCasts™?

The Ascendant Compliance Management team offers ComplianceCasts, a customized web-based curriculum for IAs, BDs and hedge funds. ComplianceCasts intuitively examines the relationships between key regulatory issues and real-world business operations, addressing the educational needs of compliance officers and staff. Designed for your whole firm, ComplianceCasts are run by Ascendant experts with more than 25 years of experience in developing compliance training programs.

ComplianceCasts training focuses on key areas of interest for compliance, operational, and management personnel. Each ComplianceCasts session further integrates annual review compliance concepts, appropriate testing considerations, and SEC examination issues because we believe those frameworks must always be reviewed for a complete understanding of all compliance issues.

You will access ComplianceCasts via our secure link and view state-of-the-art active presentations – all you need is a web browser and a phone line to participate in real-time responses by panelists and information sharing with other participants.

Continuing Education

Ascendant Compliance Management has been approved by the State Bar of California as a Multiple Activity Provider. ComplianceCasts CLE credits offered may be accepted by jurisdictions that recognize this approved provider status. Please forward CLE requests to lduntz@ascendantcompliance.com.

Ascendant Compliance Management is registered with the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) as a sponsor of continuing professional education on the National Registry of CPE sponsors. State boards of accountancy have final authority on the acceptance of individual courses for CPE credit. Complaints regarding registered sponsors may be addressed to: National Registry of CPE Sponsors, 150 Fourth Avenue North, Nashville, TN 37219-2417. Website: www.nasba.org.

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