Do The SEC Enforcement Directors’ 2019 Successes Preview Their 2020 Priorities?
Despite “significant headwinds,” including “adverse” holdings in Supreme Court cases and a significant disruption in Congressional funding in the beginning of the year, Co-Directors of the SEC Enforcement Division Stephanie Avakian and Steven Peikin announced that their efforts in FY 2019 have been successful. In a recently published Annual Report, the Directors described enforcement actions that held wrongdoers accountable, removed bad actors, stopped frauds and prevented losses. Bates Research looks at some key takeaways from their report.Full Article
SEC Zeroes in on Investment Adviser Compensation Conflicts
On October 18th, 2019, more than a year after the launch of the SEC Share Class Disclosure Initiative and targeted enforcement activity, the SEC Division of Investment Management issued information clarifying conflicts of interest raised by different types of investment adviser compensation. In a new set of FAQs, SEC staff reviewed general conflicts of interest disclosure requirements and offered insight on the “material facts” that need to be disclosed concerning mutual fund share classes and an adviser’s receipt of revenue-sharing payments. Bates Research takes a closer look.Full Article
Reg BI Countdown - FINRA Wants to Know How Your Reg BI Implementation is Coming Along
FINRA has announced that they will be conducting SEC Reg BI readiness assessments to better understand companies' Reg BI implementation preparations. Learn about how Bates Compliance and our Reg BI Readiness Workshops can support your firm’s SEC Reg BI implementation efforts.Full Article