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U.S. Regulatory Update – March 2023 Edition
This month's update has tips for creating a strong ADV annual amendment, adhering to the SEC's 2023 exam priorities, and more. We share our unique insights and guidance, and include a list of important dates for the month of March.
Feeling your Pain: Advice for Updating Form ADV
With the deadline for many investment advisers to file their annual Form ADV coming March 31st, we tackle some of the most challenging questions and share guidance for easing the process.
Three Key Updates on SEC Cybersecurity Regulations
The SEC issued three important updates regarding cybersecurity rule proposals. These updates represent a shift that normalizes standards and increases governance expectations.
Tip for Updating Your Compliance Program: Marketing Rule Compliance
The SEC has stated that future examinations will include a focus on compliance with the new Marketing Rule. We share our guidance for preparing and updating your firm's compliance program.
CISO Checklist for First 100 Days of Cybersecurity Program Management
This checklist provides key steps for a new Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) to take to set a cybersecurity program up for success.
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Potential for Phishing Campaigns After Multiple Bank Collapses
The recent bank failures creates a unique social engineering opportunity for bad actors as clients of these banks are eager for information and updates, and more likely to fall victim to phishing attacks and email compromise.
Silicon Valley Bank, Signature Bank, and Silvergate Bank: Responding to Market Disruption with a Stronger Compliance Program
Six key areas your firm should focus on now: the decisions that compliance professionals make this week after recent bank collapses will have important implications for their firms, the clients that they serve, and the capital markets generally.
The SEC Proposes Big Changes to the Custody Rule
Responding to changes in "technology, advisory services, and custodial practices," the SEC’s proposal expands the current rule’s coverage to all client assets where the adviser has custody.
ESG Issue Brief: Gender Equality
Achieving gender equality would benefit the economy, prevent violence against women and girls, and stimulate social progress. Unfortunately, inequality is a global plague.
SEC Amends Rule 15c6-1 to Reduce Settlement Time
The SEC recently adopted an amendment to reduce the time to settle a security purchase or sale from T+2 to T+1 and added Rule 15c6-2.