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5 Stars: Third-Party Ratings and the New SEC Marketing Rule

Jul 27, 2021 2:58:04 PM / by Karen Mauk posted in SEC, SEC Rule, SEC Updates, Compliance

Confused about how the new SEC marketing rule differentiates between third-party ratings, testimonials, and endorsements? Get some clarity here.

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Will AI Revolutionize Regtech? Part 1: Faster, Easier, Richer

Jul 20, 2021 12:08:18 PM / by Bo J. Howell posted in Artificial Intelligence, Compliance Technology, FinTech, RegTech

Check out the ways artificial intelligence and machine learning are playing increasingly important roles in fintech and regtech.

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Reality Check: Hypothetical Performance and the New SEC Marketing Rule

Jul 13, 2021 3:29:54 PM / by Charles Black posted in SEC, SEC Rule, SEC Updates, Compliance

Need help understanding what types of hypothetical performance are permitted by the new SEC marketing rule? Read on.

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Rethinking RIA Compliance: Seeing CCO Liability through a New Lens

Jul 6, 2021 3:34:32 PM / by Bo J. Howell posted in SEC, Compliance, Policies, RIA

Get insights into the unique challenges CCOs face and tips for rethinking RIA compliance through the Framework for CCO Liability in the Financial Sector.

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Performance Advertising and the New SEC Marketing Rule

Jun 29, 2021 12:45:00 PM / by Karen Mauk posted in SEC, SEC Rule, SEC Updates, Compliance

Learn about the requirements and restrictions for performance advertising under the new SEC marketing rule.

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5 Common Mistakes Advisers Make When Using Compliance Technology

Jun 22, 2021 12:51:16 PM / by Richard Chen posted in Investment Advisers, Compliance Technology, Guest Author

Learn about major pitfalls investment advisers should avoid when using compliance technology and practical implementation strategies.

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Thumbs-Up: Testimonials, Endorsements, and the New SEC Marketing Rule

Jun 15, 2021 7:30:00 AM / by John Williams posted in SEC, SEC Rule, SEC Updates, Compliance

Confused about which testimonials and endorsements the new SEC marketing rule permits? Get the plain facts here.

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Straight Talk: A Discussion with Eric Powell, Part 2

May 25, 2021 12:09:09 PM / by Karen Mauk posted in Investment Advisers, Compliance Technology, Interview

Learn about Eric Powell's advice for financial advisers in leveraging compliance technology to grow their business and build trust with clients.

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Leveraging Technology with the New SEC Marketing Rule

May 18, 2021 3:17:50 PM / by Bo J. Howell posted in SEC, SEC Rule, SEC Updates, Artificial Intelligence, Compliance Technology

Our last post on the new SEC marketing rule covered some basics, including the newly expanded definition of advertising and the seven general prohibitions that apply to all ads. In this post, we describe key ways technology can be leveraged to implement the new rule. Upcoming posts in this series will examine testimonials and endorsements, presentation of performance results, third-party ratings, record-keeping and Form ADV requirements, review and approval of advertisements, and overall best practices.

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Straight Talk: A Discussion with Eric Powell, Part 1

May 11, 2021 7:30:00 AM / by Karen Mauk posted in Investment Advisers, Compliance Technology, Interview

We were fortunate to sit down with Eric Powell, founder of RightPlan Financial and the Future Mill, to discuss what registered investment adviser (RIA) firms can do for their clientswhat it means to build trust, how to leverage technology to manage compliance, and other fun stuff like what roles firefighters and personal trainers play in the financial services industry.

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Reality Check: Introducing the New SEC Marketing Rule

May 4, 2021 7:30:00 AM / by Karen Mauk posted in SEC, SEC Rule, SEC Updates, Compliance

The new SEC marketing rule calls to mind the Peter Parker principle: "With great power comes great responsibility." (Any Spider-Man fans out there?) The marketing rule consolidates two outdated rules and accounts for updated technology, like social media. It was a long time coming, providing a much-needed update to advertising regulations in place since 1961 and cash solicitation rules in place since 1979Now, advisers can choose whether to implement the rule on or after the effective date of May 4, 2021, or wait until the compliance date of November 4, 2022. But here's the catch: advisers who act now must comply with the rule in its entirety; that is, no cherry-picking some rule requirements and ignoring others. It’s a big decision, and advisers aren’t taking it lightly.

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How Technology Helps CCOs Manage RIA Compliance

Apr 13, 2021 7:30:00 AM / by Alec Cheung posted in Compliance Technology, Technology

Think back to when you were a kid. You could take the time to learn new skills. Responsibilities were minimal. Everything seemed possible. Now, time is a valuable commodity. Responsibilities compound. And it often feels impossible to keep up with everything you need to do. For chief compliance officers (CCOs), busy schedules and paperwork pileups can be debilitating. These pitfalls can easily erode the hard work you consistently put into your business.

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