On April 18, 2022, Kentucky announced that it had adopted Senate Bill (“SB”) 298, making it the newest state to adopt an investment adviser representative continuing education (“IAR CE”) requirement, joining Mississippi, Vermont, Maryland, Michigan, and Wisconsin. Along with Michigan and Wisconsin, Kentucky’s new rule will become effective January 1, 2023. For investment adviser representatives in Mississippi, Vermont, and Maryland, an IAR CE requirement is already in effect.
April 25, 2022
It was brought recently to our attention that many of our investment adviser clients have received a suspicious email similar to the sample below. This email appears to be sent from the email domain: claims-finra.org and includes a subject line such as “Re: FINRA URGENT REQUEST FOR….”
March 15, 2021
On March 3, 2021, the Division of Examinations (formerly known as the “Office of Compliance Inspections and Examinations”) of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) released its 2021 Examination Priorities, an annual report discussing the Division of Examination’s areas of focus including investment advisers registered with the SEC (“RIAs”) for the coming year. In this report, the Division of Examinations (“Division”) noted that it intends to continue to prioritize examinations of SEC registered investment advisers, broker-dealers, and dually registered or affiliated firms, particularly those that have never been examined or have not been examined recently. In doing so, the Division will emphasize protection of retail investors and those saving for retirement.