Do You Need to File Form PF?
Last year, the SEC created some confusion when it required advisors who manage private funds to periodically file Form PF. Herewith, we dispel that confusion.
Waving the Red Flag on Identity Theft
The SEC and CFTC jointly adopted new red flag regulations for identity theft, which may affect many advisors.
4 Factors for Compliance Success
If not for a visit from regulators, would honest advisors undertake most of the required compliance-related tasks? My unqualified answer: No.
What Trait Defines Top Advisors?
Lessons from industry leaders: you can always be honest, but you can't always be right. And about those risk tolerance questionnaires...
3 Keys to a Strong Facebook Policy
Facebook: The “wild, wild west” of social media. Can advisors use it?
The 2013 Compliance To-Do List
Let’s make 2013 the year that advisory firms finally take internal control of their compliance obligations, rather than relying on unrelated parties to do so.
Securing Your Clients’ Information
Two common themes that have appeared during recent regulatory exams are the integrity of client assets and the integrity of clients’ information.
The Dangers of Complacency on Compliance
It's critical that an advisory firm’s CCO keep abreast of all regulatory and examination changes, but even more critical for senior management to support the compliance process.
18 Critical New Policies and Procedures for 2012–2013
Has your firm updated its policies and procedures to reflect substantive regulatory changes resulting from Dodd-Frank?
4 Causes of Advisory Firm Breakups—and How to Prevent Them
Over the past 20 years, I have been involved in countless disputes and litigations adversely affecting the owners of small, closely held advisory firms.