Form ADV Toolkit

Recent Form ADV amendments continue the Big Data trend. Form ADV continues to expand ever more rapidly as data mining and handling techniques by regulators allow for the utilization of Form ADV for risk measurement. Ease the burden by signing up to receive access to our free Form ADV toolkit. The toolkit includes valuable content such as templates, checklists and commentary from our consulting team to make this process as painless as possible – whether you’re filing your firm’s Form ADV for the first time or the 20th.

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  • Ascendant Summary of 2017 Form ADV Changes
  • Ascendant Checklist of New Required Information in 2017
  • Ascendant Form ADV ComplianceCast and Powerpoint presentation
  • Ascendant Part 2A Template
  • Ascendant Part 2B Template
  • Ascendant Checklist to Review Part 2A
  • Ascendant Checklist to Review Part 2B
  • And more!
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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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