Implementing Recent SEC Custody Guidance

The Impact on Thousands of Advisory Firms Ways an Adviser May Inadvertently Have Custody Practical Implications Next Steps More Surprise Examinations: Client Communications and Agreements This ComplianceCast will address the complex Custody topic, tackling practical implications of what circumstances now … Read more

SEC Examined 11% of Advisers in 2016

The SEC met its stated fiscal year 2016 goal by examining 11 percent of the investment adviser pool, meaning over 1,300 advisers were covered.

SEC Releases 2017 Examination Priorities

The SEC’s Office of Compliance and Examinations (“OCIE”) released its Examination Priorities for 2017 with a focus on “certain practices, products, and services that OCIE perceives to present potentially heightened risk to investors and/or the integrity of the U.S. capital markets.”

Highlights of 2016, A Look Forward to 2017

Join Ascendant to review new IA regulatory trends across the DOL Fiduciary Rule, the November Election, and Dodd-Frank regulation. Last December, Ascendant ComplianceCasts predicted the “pendulum swings some” in 2016. The presentation will cover up-to-date regulatory information and issue summaries … Read more

Social Engineering & Ransomware

If you were asked to describe a hacker, what image comes to mind? If you’re like most, you are probably picturing unintelligible text flying across a monitor as young men in black hoodies attempt to break into networks, engaging in a very technical dance and speaking in terms the average layperson would not understand.