During this webinar, we addressed the examination priorities for 2015 that were released in January 2015 by the Office of Compliance Inspections and Examinations (OCIE) of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The examination priorities release addressed a variety of issues that affect several different financial institutions. RIA Compliance Consultants presented this webinar to provide registered investment advisers with an overview of the priorities addressed in the SEC’s release. We also provided investment advisers with further insight into the examination areas as they specifically relate to registered investment advisers. Additionally, we provide you with tips and best practices for how your investment adviser can prepare itself to address these areas should the investment adviser be subject to an examination. OCIE shares its examination priorities to help promote compliance. This webinar was presented to help an investment adviser gain a better understanding of what the examiners are looking for so that your investment adviser can be proactive in making sure that it has the proper controls in place. Although the webinar addresses SEC exam priorities, state registered firms are subject to examinations from state regulatory authorities and can also benefit from viewing this webinar and making sure that these areas are addressed within their firms’ compliance programs.
Date Recorded: February 12, 2015
Time: 66 minutes
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