According to a recent article in Investment News which quotes an official of the Financial Planning Association (“FPA”), the chairman of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”), Mary Schapiro, is backing off of her previously discussed, but never formerly considered by the SEC, proposal to require each federally registered investment adviser to engage a third-party to conduct an annual compliance audit of the investment adviser.
SEC Will Consider at May 14 Meeting Whether to Propose Amendments to Rule 206(4)-2 Requiring Audits of Investment Advisers with Custody
May 13, 2009
The Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) has announced that the Commission will consider whether to propose amendments to Rule 206(4)-2 under the Investment Advisers Act of 1940 during its open meeting scheduled for Thursday, May 14, 2009.
May 13, 2009
In a speech to the Investment Company Institute last week, the Chairman of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”), Mary Schapiro, noted that “[n]ext week [the SEC] will consider rule proposals for significant enhancements to controls around investment adviser custody of customer assets, to reduce dramatically the possibility that frauds like Madoff might happen again at a registered broker-dealer or investment adviser.”