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Founded in 2005 with the goal of developing streamlined solutions for investment advisers, Fairview® is now servicing investment advisers, foundations, and funds with nearly $300 billion in collective assets.

Firm Fined for Violating Custody Rule and Miscalculating Performance Fees

Firm Fined for Violating Custody Rule and Miscalculating Performance Fees WHAT HAPPENED? Recently, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission charged a private fund adviser with violating sections of the Advisers Act governing performance fee calculations, the Custody Rule, and written policies and procedures and annual review requirements; the firm [...]

SEC exam trends: 5 areas of focus for RIAs

SEC exam trends: 5 areas of focus for RIAs WHAT HAPPENED? Although routine examinations may include requests related to any area of your firm’s operations, examiners may focus on certain compliance risks that have been identified or those itemized in a Risk Alert. Staying up to date with SEC [...]

Private fund adviser ordered to pay over $1 million after violating partnership agreement

Private fund adviser ordered to pay over $1 million after violating partnership agreement WHAT HAPPENED? Recently, the United States Securities and Exchange Commission sanctioned a registered investment adviser for violating antifraud provisions of the Advisers Act. The violations stemmed from the adviser overcharging limited partners of a private equity [...]

OCIE Risk Alert: common compliance program issues

OCIE Risk Alert: common compliance program issues WHAT HAPPENED? On Nov. 19, 2020, the Office of Compliance Inspections and Examinations of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (OCIE) released a Risk Alert outlining common compliance concerns among registered investment advisers. The list was compiled based on recent compliance examinations [...]

Avoid the risk of using common passwords– make your accounts more secure today

Avoid the risk of using common passwords– make your accounts more secure today WHAT HAPPENS IF I USE COMMON PASSWORDS? Your accounts could be vulnerable to a variety of attacks, including password “spray attacks.” Password spray attacks target user accounts by attempting to access hundreds of thousands of accounts [...]

OCIE examiners report common branch office compliance deficiencies

OCIE examiners report common branch office compliance deficiencies WHAT HAPPENED? On Nov. 9, 2020, the Office of Compliance Inspections and Examinations of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (OCIE) released a new Risk Alert outlining recent observations from examinations of SEC-registered investment advisers. In general, advisers with numerous branch [...]

New Investment Company Act rule updates regulatory requirements for fund of funds arrangements

New Investment Company Act rule updates regulatory requirements for fund of funds arrangements WHAT HAPPENED? Recently, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission adopted a new rule and related amendments regarding fund of funds arrangements. The rule, 12d1-4, aims to streamline a comprehensive regulatory approach to these arrangements. Recent numbers [...]

Reminder: Upcoming SEC Compliance Outreach Seminar

Reminder: Upcoming SEC Compliance Outreach Seminar WHAT HAPPENED? On Thursday, Nov. 19, 2020, the Office of Compliance Inspections and Examinations of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission is hosting the Compliance Outreach Program National Seminar from 12:00-5:00 pm ET. The seminar will focus on providing resources to Chief Compliance [...]

Are your documents and website up to ADA standards?

Are your documents and website up to ADA standards? WHAT HAPPENED? Clients and shareholders with auditory, cognitive, neurological, physical, speech, and visual impairments use assistive devices, like screen readers, screen magnifiers, and Braille displays, to consume content produced by your firm. Certain technical criteria are required to be met [...]