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Maryland Adopts New Continuing Education Requirements for IARs

Dec 21, 2021 3:02:50 PM / by Karen Mauk posted in Investment Advisers, SEC, Maryland

Prepare for Maryland’s recently adopted IAR continuing education requirements and get help meeting regulatory obligations to ensure RIA compliance.

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How I Found the Easy Way to Create a Policies and Procedures Manual

Dec 14, 2021 2:11:23 PM / by Grier Rubeling posted in Investment Advisers, Compliance Technology, Guest Author, Policies

Struggling to maintain and implement a policies and procedures manual that's specific to your RIA business? Get help here from our special guest author.

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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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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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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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New York Finally Requires Investment Adviser Representatives to Register

Jan 27, 2021 9:09:49 AM / by Joot posted in Investment Advisers, New York

All states except New York have long had an individual registration requirement for investment adviser representatives (IARs). But that’s about to change.

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Navigating Business Continuity Plans post COVID-19:  Five Issues Independent Directors Need to Consider

Jun 18, 2020 10:45:00 AM / by Peg McLaughlin posted in Investment Advisers, Cybersecurity, Covid

By: Peg McLaughlin

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Business Continuity Planning: a Real-World Test

Mar 23, 2020 5:20:55 PM / by Bo J. Howell posted in Investment Advisers, Investment Managers, Brokers, Compliance Testing, Coronavirus, BCP

Ever since the SEC and other regulatory bodies (i.e., FINRA) identified the possibility of “significant business disruptions” many years ago and mandated that registrants create, maintain, and test a Business Continuity Plan (“BCP”), these plans have rarely been taken very seriously until they are needed.

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SEC Provides Conditional Relief to Investment Advisers and Investment Companies Impacted By Coronavirus – But Should You Use It?

Mar 18, 2020 12:15:00 PM / by Charles Black posted in Investment Advisers, Investment Managers, SEC Updates, Coronavirus

On March 13, 2020, the SEC announced regulatory relief for investment advisers and investment companies who may be affected by the coronavirus.  The SEC is recognizing that limits on travel, reduced personnel and other business disruptions as a result of the coronavirus may cause delays in meeting regulatory filing deadlines and other regulatory obligations.

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Diversity & Inclusion: Steps Forward in the Asset Management Industry

Dec 12, 2019 11:40:00 AM / by Dina Tantra posted in Investment Advisers, Investment Managers, Dina Tantra, Diversity

Foreword by Bo Howell (July 2020)

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Corporate Governance Update: How Delaware law interacts with federal securities law

Oct 4, 2018 8:00:56 AM / by Bo J. Howell posted in Corporate Governance, Fiduciary, Investment Advisers, Board of Directors, Compliance, Delaware law, Directors/Trustees

For many asset managers and investment companies, the topic of compliance tends to focus on federal securities, particularly Rule 206(4)-7 under the Investment Advisers Act of 1940 (the "Advisers Act) and Rule 38a-1 under the Investment Company Act of 1940 (the "Company Act"). While these rules and the SEC's guidance related to them are important, state law also plays a vital role in compliance. Delaware case law and other legal principles support the conclusion that chief compliance officers of SEC-registrants also have a fiduciary duty under state law to develop, enact, and maintain a robust compliance program.

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

Oct 1, 2018 10:30:38 AM / by Bo J. Howell posted in Corporate Governance, Investment Advisers, Service Providers, Advisers Act, CCO Tech, Compliance, Compliance Technology, Directors/Trustees, Form ADV, CCO Technology, SEC Filing Manager, Technology


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. Additional modules will soon be released to create a comprehensive compliance system.

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