CCO Tech Announces First Ever Compliance Automation Solution for Registered Investment Advisers

Oct 1, 2018 10:30:38 AM

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Cincinnati, OH (October 1, 2018) - CCO Tech today announces the release of its SEC Filing Manager, the first module of an integrated web-based compliance system for small- and mid-sized registered investment advisers (RIAs). SEC Filing Manager automates the completion of Form ADV, the starting point for regulatory compliance filing for every SEC-registered investment adviser....

The BIG Reveal: Welcome to the Future of Compliance

Aug 24, 2018 10:00:41 AM

Last week I talked about changing a critical part of our industry to level the playing field for all asset managers. I was talking about compliance. For years now, there's been increasing development in fintech, but it's focused mostly on investing, trading, and business development applications. As these activities have become increasingly automated, a gap has developed between business operation...

Did AI just result in 13 settlements?

Jul 6, 2018 7:30:55 AM

At the beginning of June, the SEC announced settlements against 13 private fund advisers[1] for failing to provide the required information in Form PF.[2] Generally, Form PF requires information on private funds managed by investment advisers if the total assets of the private funds are over $150 million. The form, which became effective in 2012, asks for information on a private fund’s assets und...

IM Director's Recent Remarks on Standards of Conduct & Liquidity Risk Management

May 25, 2018 8:30:21 AM

IM Director's Recent Remarks on Standards of Conduct & Liquidity Risk Management by Peter Michael Allen   Recently, Dalia Blass, Director of the SEC’s Division of Investment Management (IM) commented about the standards of conduct for investment professionals and liquidity risk management for open-end funds, including mutual funds and exchange-traded funds (ETFs). Given that the SEC recently submi...

SEC Decides it's Time to Help Investors Understand the Difference between Brokers and Advisers

Apr 21, 2018 8:31:27 AM

The SEC has finally proposed a rule that will help clarify the distinction between brokers that refer to themselves as "financial advisors" and investment advisers. (We won't get into why it took so long or how this is a response to the Department of Labor's fiduciary rule, which was recently vacated by federal courts.) Most investors are unaware of the difference and the legal standards that appl...

Starting a Compliance Program

Apr 1, 2018 10:14:33 PM

In January 2018, The SEC’s Fort Worth regional office held a teleconference that summarized the SEC’s 2017 exam findings and its focus areas for 2018. The staff noted that some of the common weaknesses in compliance programs for investment advisers include: Failure to tailor written policies and procedures to the adviser’s business (i.e., generic compliance manuals). Failure to manage or disclose ...