RIA Compliance Consultants presented this webinar to discuss the compliance challenges and conflicts of interest faced by independent registered investment advisers that allow their investment adviser representatives to also conduct brokerage business as registered representatives of an independent broker-dealer. During this webinar, our consultants discuss the importance of clearly understanding the compliance differences between these two roles and implementing strong compliance policies and procedures to address the risks and conflicts of interest associated with offering both business models. We discuss the importance of communicating to clients the difference in the role of an investment adviser representative versus a registered representative as well as providing full disclosure regarding the conflicts or potential conflicts of interest present because of a representative’s ability to act in both capacities. We also discuss the focus the SEC is placing, as indicated in the SEC National Examination Program Examination Priorities for 2014, on the risks associated with being dually registered in these capacities. Additionally, our compliance consultants provide some tips and best practices for developing a compliance program to address these risks and conflicts
Date Recorded: August 21, 2014
Time: 66 minutes
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