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- 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.
- 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.
NEW YORK (AP) — A not guilty plea has been entered on behalf of a large hedge fund charged in a criminal indictment with letting insider trading occur over a 10-year period.
The plea was entered Friday morning in Manhattan federal court by Peter Nussbaum, longtime general counsel for SAC Capital Advisors. It happened a day after the company was charged with wire and securities fraud.
A prosecutor says the evidence is "voluminous."
Stamford, Conn.-based SAC said in a statement after the charges were announced that it will continue normal operations.
It said it "has never encouraged, promoted or tolerated insider trading and takes its compliance and management obligations seriously."
The company is owned by embattled billionaire Steven A. Cohen. He has not been charged.
Read more about the charges brought against SAC Capital Advisors.