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- RIAs and Customer Identification Just as RIAs owe a duty to diligently protect their clients privacy and guard against theft, firms also play a vital role in customer identification. Although RIAs are not subject to an anti-money laundering rule, securities regulators expect advisors to address these issues in their policies and procedures.
- Trading Practices and Errors When SEC-registered investment advisors conduct annual audits of firm policies and procedures, they should pay close attention to trading practices. Though usually not required to, state-registered advisors should look at their trading practices and revise policies that do not fully protect clients.
The Municipal Securities Rulemaking Board (MSRB) announced July 11 that it will begin using Twitter as another way to disseminate updates on municipal market regulation, as well as information about municipal market transparency and the MSRB’s Electronic Municipal Market Access (EMMA) website.
The MSRB’s twitter feed, @MSRB_News, will be periodically updated with key developments that could affect investors and municipal entities in the $3.7 trillion municipal market.
In addition to regulating the municipal market, the MSRB operates EMMA--an online, centralized database that provides free public access to municipal market data and documents. As MSRB explains, EMMA also provides real-time trade data for outstanding municipal bonds and current interest rates for auction rate securities and variable rate demand obligations.