U.S. Regulatory Update – May 2023 Edition


Jaqueline Hummel, Cari Hopfensperger, Steve Blossom, Francois Cooke, Andrea Penn

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  • Compliance
  • SEC

No rest for the compliance weary as regulatory updates continue for investment advisers and broker-dealers.

Welcome to our May 2023 U.S. Regulatory Update where you will find practical thought leadership for all firms regarding the Securities and Exchange Commission’s (SEC’s) recent bulletin regarding Regulation Best Interest (Reg BI) and fiduciary standards and common-sense perspectives regarding ransomware attacks from ACA’s Chief Information Officer. 

This edition, includes articles such as: 

  • News for All Firms 
    • Reg BI and Fiduciary Standard of Care Explained by SEC Staff
    • Ransomware Attacks… Perspective from ACA’s Chief Information Officer
  • News for Investment Advisers 
    • Institutional Investment Managers – Start Keeping Track of “Say-on-Pay” Votes
    • SEC Reopens Comment Period on Proposed Amendments to Beneficial Ownership Reporting
    • Exempt Reporting Advisers (ERAs), Unregistered Investment Companies and State Registered Advisers Should Get Ready for Revised FTC Safeguards Rule
  • News for Broker-Dealers
    • New FINRA Compliance Tools
  •  Lessons Learned 
    • Form CRS Exposes Undisclosed Fees for Top Adviser
    • Hedge Fund Fined Over SPAC Conflicts
    • To Err is Human (and Machine) – Robo-adviser’s Tax Loss Harvesting Failures Highlight Regulatory Risk Associated with Flawed Automation
  • Worth Reading, Listening and Watching 
  • To Do Checklists for May / June 2023 


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