Editor's Choice: Week of June 22, 2009

More On Legal & Compliance

from The Advisor's Professional Library
  • 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 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.    

Financial services reform remains at the top of the agenda. Read Melanie Waddell's news story , and bloggers Mike Patton and Bob Clark's reactions. To view video of Treasury Secretary Geithner's Senate testimony on Obama's proposal to "modernize the financial regulatory system," click here .The Obama White Paper itself is here.

Healthcare reform hit center stage last week with the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions committee holding hearings on the Affordable Health Choices Act. On June 22, the Senate Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs Subcommittee on Securities, Insurance and Investment will welcome Mary Schapiro and Gary Gensler of the CFTC to examine oversight of OTC derivatives.

This week, further evidence of a reviving economy is expected on June 23 when May existing home sales are announced, new home sales on June 24, and initial jobless claims on June 25 .

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