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- Conducting Due Diligence of Sub-Advisors and Third-Party Advisors Engaging in due-diligence of sub-advisors isnt just a recommended best practice it is part of the fiduciary obligation to a client. An RIA should be extremely reluctant to enter a relationship with a sub-advisor who claims the firms strategy is proprietary.
- Agency and Principal Transactions In passing Section 206(3) of the Investment Advisers Act, Congress recognized that principal and agency transactions can be harmful to clients. Such transactions create the opportunity for RIAs to engage in self-dealing.
The Commodity Futures Trading Commission introduced one interim final rule and two proposed rules on Oct. 1, 2010, the first rules coming out of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act, reports Michael J. McFarlin of AdvisorOne.com’s sister publication, FuturesMag.com.
The new rules are designed to bring regulation to swaps and other derivatives, McFarlin writes.
In a separate article appearing in the October issue of Futures magazine, McFarlin wrote about an August 30 CFTC ruling on foreign exchange.