More On Legal & Compliancefrom The Advisor's Professional Library
- The Few and the Proud: Chief Compliance Officers CCOs make significant contributions to success of an RIA, designing and implementing compliance programs that prevent, detect and correct securities law violations. When major compliance problems occur at firms, CCOs will likely receive regulatory consequences.
- Client Commission Practices and Soft Dollars RIAs should always evaluate whether the products and services they receive from broker-dealers are appropriate. The SEC suggested that an RIAs failure to stay within the scope of the Section 28(e) safe harbor may violate the advisors fiduciary duty to clients, so RIAs must evaluate their soft dollar relationships on a regular basis to ensure they are disclosed properly and that they do not negatively impact the best execution of clients transactions.
SEC Commissioner Roel Campos will join the law firm of Cooley Godward Kronish in early September, at which time he will leave his SEC post. Campos will serve as a partner in the firm's business litigation practice in the Washington, D.C. office, and will assume the role of partner-in-charge of that office, the law firm announced in a release.
In the release, the law firm says "Campos will focus on representing companies in SEC enforcement matters and internal investigations, advising board and committees involving governance matters and compliance issues, and advising private equity, hedge and mutual funds regarding regulatory matters." Campos, the firm says, "has been a respected expert and influential voice within the SEC as to enforcement actions, and while at the SEC presided over hundreds of complex enforcement cases."