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- Risk-Based Oversight of Investment Advisors Even if the SEC had a larger budget and more resources, it is doubtful that the Commission would have the resources to regularly examine all RIAs. Therefore, the SEC is likely to continue relying on risk-based oversight to fulfill its mission of protecting investors.
- 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.
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.