The Investor Protection Bureau of the State of New York’s Office of Attorney General recently issued new guidance clarifying the state’s new process for registering investment adviser representatives (“IARs”). This guidance will be of particular interest to new and existing investment adviser representatives seeking registration in New York. Existing investment adviser representatives have until December 2, 2021 to comply with the registration requirement but must submit a Form U4 requesting investment adviser representative registration in New York on or before August 31, 2021.
June 09, 2021
Recently, several of our RIA clients have received suspicious emails claiming to be from FINRA. The suspicious emails used the subject line “New FINRA Request – (Firm Name),” and came from an email address with the domain, “@gateway-finra.org” Below is a screenshot of one of these suspicious emails.
RIA Compliance Consultants recently updated its sample form, Suitability – Retirement Plan Rollover – Client Acknowledgement.
RIA Compliance Consultants recently created a new Sample Form, Client as Investor/Owner in RIA – Checklist of Compliance Issues.
Nebraska Enacts Law Giving Investment Advisers Ability to Protect Seniors and Vulnerable Adults from Financial Exploitation
April 10, 2021
On Thursday, October 22, 2020 at 12:00 PM CDT, RIA Compliance Consultants, Inc. will host a compliance training webinar entitled, “Best Practices to Reduce the Risk of Arbitration and Litigation.” RCC is excited to have representatives from Unitifi and Lockton Affinity serve as panelists on this webinar. Patrick Griffin, an attorney from Kutak Rock, will also serve as a panelist during this discussion.
September 01, 2020
RIA Compliance Consultants is pleased to announce Anthony Woodard as the winner of our 2020 Compliance Professional of the Year! Anthony serves as the Chief Compliance Officer for Prime Capital Investment Advisors, LLC (PCIA). As CCO, his primary objectives are to ensure that PCIA is in compliance with industry regulations, to assess the firm’s exposure to risk, and to create and administer policies that effectively address such risks.
August 11, 2020
Join RIA Compliance Consultants on Wednesday, August 26 and Thursday, August 27 for our RIA Compliance Connection 2020 virtual conference. Don’t miss this opportunity to learn from industry experts, engage with like-minded peers, and connect with the top leaders in the industry all in the name of the best interest of your clients. Need more convincing?
On July 10, 2020, the United States Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) announced proposed amendments to the Form 13F reporting threshold for institutional investment managers. Currently, Section 13F requires institutional investment managers, which includes registered investment advisers, to file a report with the SEC if the institutional investment manager exercises investment discretion over accounts holding certain types of equity securities that have an aggregate fair market value of at least $100 million on the last trading day of any month of any calendar year. The threshold has not been updated since the mid-1970s when the Form 13F was first adopted by the SEC.