June 22, 2009

Editor's Choice: Week of June 22, 2009

More On Legal & Compliance

from The Advisor's Professional Library
  • The Custody Rule and its Ramifications When an RIA takes custody of a client’s funds or securities, risk to that individual increases dramatically. Rule 206(4)-2 under the Investment Advisers Act (better known as the Custody Rule), was passed to protect clients from unscrupulous investors.
  • Differences Between State and SEC Regulation of Investment Advisors States may impose licensing or registration requirements on IARs doing business in their jurisdiction, even if the IAR works for an SEC-registered firm.  States may investigate and prosecute fraud by any IAR in their jurisdiction, even if the individual works for an SEC-registered firm.

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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