Amy Lynch on timing of SEC rule requiring ESG disclosures (The Wall Street Journal)

With an incoming Biden administration there will likely be demands for more transparency of companies’ ESG performance metrics, but how quickly the SEC can roll out a rule requiring these disclosures is another question. FrontLine’s Founder and President, Amy Lynch, sees a lengthy timetable for finalizing a new rule. Ms. Lynch states that soliciting industry…

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A more dramatic changing of the guard at SEC expected (Citywire)

Expect the installation of a new SEC to have the look and feel of a more extreme change than the typical handover. Amy Lynch, Founder and President of FrontLine Compliance, comments that the new SEC should have a more aggressive approach to rulemaking and will seem more purposeful compared to the current SEC, which has…

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Amy Lynch on why CCOs face a tough task (IGNITES)

FrontLine’s Founder and President agrees with the SEC’s recent assessment that firms aren’t doing enough to put their CCOs on equal footing with other C-suite executives. For many years CCOs have struggled to reach the same empowerment, seniority and authority afforded other senior management. Amy Lynch explains that this puts CCOs at a severe disadvantage…

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SEC warns on enduring compliance lapses (FundFire)

The SEC’s Office of Compliance Inspections and Examinations (OCIE) recently identified numerous compliance shortcomings revealed during exams of investment advisers. Many of the problems listed by OCIE have been recurring issues at firms for years, according to Amy Lynch, Founder and President of FrontLine Compliance. Ms. Lynch sees compliance staffing as a major contributor –…

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