SEC User Fees the Answer to Exam Budget Crunch: Investor Advocate
SEC investor advocate Rick Fleming called on Congress to pass a user fees bill, saying investors faced “substantial risk” from unexamined advisors.
SEC Begins Exams of Municipal Advisors; Focus on "Identified Risks"
Over the next two years, OCIE plans to examine a “significant percentage" of muni advisors, "establishing a presence" and focusing on risk.
SEC Using Hedge Fund Data on $8 Trillion in Assets in Exams, Enforcement
SEC tells Congress it is using compiled data from Form PF, now required of private fund advisors, to support its own regulatory programs.
SEC Cracking Down on Wrap Fees; Wins Court Case
The SEC wins a long-running court case on wrap fees, while OCIE letter to RIAs signals the arrangements will be scrutinized in exams.
Rep. Bachus Backs Waters' User-Fees Bill
Rep. Spencer Bachus, R-Ala., agreed Thursday to co-sponsor a bill to allow the SEC to collect user fees to help boost advisor exams.
SEC Begins Exam Sweep of Alt Mutual Funds
The SEC is scrutinizing alternative mutual funds, with an exam sweep targeting 15 to 20 fund complexes.
House Appropriations OKs Smaller SEC Budget Boost Despite Complaints
Committee votes to give the SEC a $50 million budget boost, not the $350 million requested by Obama.
House Appropriations to Hold Wednesday Vote on SEC Budget
SEC Chairwoman White told lawmakers Obama's $1.7 billion budget would permit the SEC to increase advisor exams.
SEC Should Shift Existing Funding to Boost Advisor Exams, IAA Says
The advisor advocacy group is “concerned about the potential disadvantages" of third-party exams compared to SEC examinations, says President David Tittsworth.
SEC’s Gallagher: Fiduciary Debate Biased Against Brokers
The debate is “not fair right now” because there is much more exam data on brokers than on advisors, SEC Commissioner Daniel Gallagher told ThinkAdvisor.