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- Using Solicitors to Attract Clients Rule 206(4)-3 under the Investment Advisors Act establishes requirements governing cash payments to solicitors. The rule permits payment of cash referral fees to individuals and companies recommending clients to an RIA, but requires four conditions are first satisfied.
- The Need for Thorough and Effective Policies and Procedures Whethere an advisor is SEC or state-registered, RIAs must revise their policies and procedures to address significant compliance problems occurring during the year, changes in business arrangements, and regulatory developments.
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."