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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Coming to America – California Adopts GDPR-Like Privacy Regulation

After a number of firms struggled last year to get their marketing and information systems into compliance with the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), advisers to U.S. clients will soon be facing similar requirements on the home front.  On the heels of the Cambridge Analytica scandal, California enacted the California Consumer Privacy Act of … Continued

SEC and FINRA 2019 Examination Priorities

The SEC and FINRA have recently released their examination priorities for 2019. These releases provide insight into regulatory priorities and serve as guidance for a firm in evaluating its compliance program. We will discuss topics covered in these releases, including: Protecting retail investors Fees and expenses Disclosure Conflicts of interest Suitability Protecting senior investors Trading … Continued

SEC Reopened After 35-Day Government Shutdown

SEC Chairman Jay Clayton announced on Saturday, January 26 that with an agreement reached to end the government shutdown, the “Commission has resumed normal staffing levels and is returning to normal operations.” In total, about 94% of the commission’s approximately 4,400 employees had been furloughed during the 35-day shutdown, according to its operations plan. In a … Continued

FINRA Rolls Out New Central Registration Depository Functionality; Annual Verification Deadline Nears

FINRA first introduced enhancements to the Central Registration Depository (“CRD”) on October 1, 2018, which were rolled out in support of FINRA’s restructured qualification examination program as well as the adoption of consolidated FINRA registration rules. The new enhancements were intended to also more easily assist member firms with satisfying their reporting and compliance obligations. … Continued

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Ascendant works together with clients to identify and assess critical needs through customized plans. If you need assistance with compliance functions, regulatory services, cybersecurity or technology tools, we’d love to speak with you.