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- The Custody Rule and its Ramifications When an RIA takes custody of a clients 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.
- Anti-Fraud Provisions of the Investment Advisers Act RIAs and IARs should view themselves as fiduciaries at all times, whether they meet the legal definition or not. Deviating from the fiduciary standard of full disclosure while courting clients may cause the advisor significant problems.
The White House said on Friday that President Barack Obama will nominate Martin Gruenberg as chairman of the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. (FDIC), replacing Sheila Bair, whose term expires this month.
Gruenberg has been serving as vice chairman of the FDIC since 2005.
Sen. Tim Johnson (D-S.D.) chairman of the Senate Banking Committee, said in a statement on Monday that Gruenberg “has done excellent work” as vice chairman of the FDIC, adding that Gruenberg’s “intellect and years of experience in financial services, including distinguished service on the staff of the Senate Banking Committee, will make him an outstanding chairman.”
Johnson said he plans to move Gruenberg’s nomination through the Banking Committee “as quickly as possible,” in hopes that he will be “swiftly confirmed” by the full Senate.
As the nation continues its economic recovery, Johnson said, “it is vital that we have strong leaders in place at our financial regulators.”