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Speech Addresses SEC’s 2019 Rulemaking Agenda

New SEC rulemaking looks to be gaining momentum based on a recent speech by the Director of the Division of Investment Management (IM). Dalia Blass gave the keynote address at the ICI Mutual Funds and Investment Management Conference on March 18, 2019, and although her speech was to a mutual fund audience, many topics presented…

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CCO and General Counsel Event Co-Hosted by FrontLine

FrontLine Compliance recently held a complimentary small group networking event for CCOs and General Counsel from New York City-based private fund and institutional firms. Co-hosted with Crystal FI, the fully attended event featured a professional networking segment that included wine tasting of Italian wines, followed by a sit-down dinner of Italian cuisine. The event took…

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New Internal Control Requirements for CPOs

Earlier this month, the NFA issued Interpretive Notice 9074 (the “Notice”) in relation to NFA Compliance Rule 2-9 for CPOs. The Notice pertains to CPOs with control over customer funds and addresses how firms should manage employees and supervise third parties in order to meet the supervisory obligations under the Compliance Rule. The NFA recognizes…

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Amy Lynch discusses custody rule challenges for firms (InvestmentNews)

What constitutes custody status for registered investment advisers still creates challenges for firms despite the SEC’s best efforts to modify and clarify the rules. Amy Lynch, Founder and President, states that the custody rule is the regulatory issue the SEC has provided the most clarity on. However, she adds that it remains confusing for advisers…

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SEC settlements thrown off by lengthy shutdown; Amy Lynch explains (Fund Intelligence – Subscription Req’d)

The SEC’s schedule to finalize settlements with firms for Rule 12b-1 violations is feeling the lingering effects of the Federal government shutdown. Founder and President Amy Lynch explains that work remains for the SEC to finalize the settlements and the agency will be pushed to meet its end of February goal. See Fund Intelligence (subscription…

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