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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.
JPMorgan Chase CEO Jamie Dimon will testify before the Senate Banking Committee on June 13 regarding the bank's reported $2 billion trading losses, the committee announced Thursday.
The hearing with Dimon (left) had previously been announced for June 7; however, a Senate Banking Committee spokesman said that June 13 is the only date in June that works for both the Senate Banking Committee and Dimon.
On May 22, committee members heard from the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) and Commodity Futures Trading Commisssion (CFTC). At that hearing, both regulators confirmed they were investigating JPMorgan.
The second hearing will be held June 6, with testimony from officials from the Federal Reserve, Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. (FDIC), Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) and the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC) as well as the Treasury Department.