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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.
- Client Commission Practices and Soft Dollars RIAs should always evaluate whether the products and services they receive from broker-dealers are appropriate. The SEC suggested that an RIAs failure to stay within the scope of the Section 28(e) safe harbor may violate the advisors fiduciary duty to clients, so RIAs must evaluate their soft dollar relationships on a regular basis to ensure they are disclosed properly and that they do not negatively impact the best execution of clients transactions.
Three experts in the field of technology and compliance will deliver half-day workshops in three cities in November, addressing how advisors can integrate their enterprise content management (ECM) software with their customer relationship management (CRM) software.
Hosted by Laserfiche and Junxure, the road show will hit San Francisco, Chicago and New York and will feature Tom Giachetti (left) of Stark & Stark (who writes the monthly Compliance Coach column for Investment Advisor), Tim Welsh of Nexus Consulting, and Greg Friedman of Private Ocean and Junxure.
Giachetti will speak about the latest compliance issues being faced by advisors in light of Dodd-Frank, while Welsh and Friedman will demonstrate the operations and compliance benefits of integrating Junxure’s CRM program with Laserfiche’s ECM software.
In late August, Junxure announced the rollout of a business consulting program to run in conjunction with its CRM program that focuses on training and implementation, while Laserfiche has recently expanded its overseas operations and announced a settlement of a lawsuit with SAP America which resolved Laserfiche’s use of the Run Smarter trademark.
In his most recent Compliance Coach column, Tom Giachetti writes about the implications of the SEC’s new definition of “family office.