The IA 25 for 2014
This is our 12th annual IA 25 list, bringing together the most influential people in and around the advisor industry.
SEC Busts Variable Annuity Scam Targeting Terminally Ill
Brokers and an advisory firm used variable annuities with death benefits to cash in on patients' demise, SEC says.
SEC Slaps 3 Advisors for Custody Violations
The SEC on Monday sanctioned three SEC-registered advisory firms for violating the custody rule.
SEC Crackdown Nabs 3 Advisors for Shoddy Compliance Programs
Sanctions came a day after SEC chief Mary Jo White said that the agency was going after advisors who ignored repeated warnings.
SEC’s White: Compliance Pros Acting Lawfully Should Not Fear Enforcement
SEC Chairwoman Mary Jo White aims to reassure CCOs, but an ex-exam chief says "the proof is going to be in the cases they bring."
SEC Charges San Diego Advisor With Cherry-Picking, Soft Dollar Scheme
The SEC charged a firm and its president with steering winning trades to favored clients and misusing soft dollars.
SEC Names Asset Management Enforcement Co-Chiefs, Legislative Director
Julie Riewe, Marshall Sprung to jointly run unit in enforcement division, while Timothy Henseler will direct Office of Legislative and Intergovernmental Affairs.
Former SEC Compliance Chief Tells White: Stop Suing Compliance Officers
John Walsh gave new SEC Chairwoman Mary Jo White some blunt advice: stop suing compliance officers “or the future of the profession may be at risk.”
What I Learned at Our Compliance Conference, Pt. 2: What SEC Examiners Are Pursuing
What are the SEC's priorities in examining investment advisors? A look at OCIE's priorities, and at what may be the most underreported development in advisor exams.
SEC Targeting 4 Hedge Fund Developments in 2013
Bruce Karpati, head of the SEC’s Asset Management Unit, housed within the agency’s Enforcement Division, told compliance officers that overseeing hedge funds’ compliance will continue to be a priority for the agency next year.