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SEC Updates Custody Rule FAQs to Address COVID-19 Concerns

SEC Updates Custody Rule FAQs to Address COVID-19 Concerns WHAT HAPPENED? As effects of the COVID-19 pandemic continue to impact global securities markets, regulatory bodies are taking steps to mitigate risks for market participants. Recently, the SEC updated a set of frequently asked questions on custody rule requirements in [...]

Important Upcoming Deadlines for SEC Registered Investment Advisers

Important Upcoming Deadlines for SEC Registered Investment Advisers WHAT IS HAPPENING? There are several key deadlines for SEC registered investment advisers in the coming weeks, including form distribution and filings and annual reviews for many. If your firm or fund’s fiscal year ended on 12/31/2019, some dates to keep [...]

How to Prepare for Form CRS

How to Prepare for Form CRS Recently, Amber Allen, Vice President and General Counsel, and Nick Byrne, Relationship Manager, of Fairview offered their knowledge of Form CRS to help advisers navigate the new filing requirement. Find the full article below, which provides in-depth guidance from our compliance professionals. [...]

SEC Issues Additional Relief and Guidance as COVID-19 Creates Obstacles

SEC Issues Additional Relief and Guidance as COVID-19 Creates Obstacles WHAT HAPPENED? In response to the unusual state of global securities infrastructures stemming from COVID-19, the SEC is continuing to provide regulatory relief to struggling entities. This week, the SEC expanded on a recently released relief package to extend [...]

SEC Exams Now Focusing on Firms’ Pandemic Plans

SEC Exams to Focus on Firms’ Pandemic Plans WHAT HAPPENED? Despite the sweeping effects of COVID-19, the SEC is continuing enforcement efforts and is still initiating examinations. In response to the pandemic, there is a heightened focus on firms’ business continuity planning and practices. KEY [...]

COVID-19 UPDATE: A Breakdown of the SEC’s Regulatory Relief Provisions for Filings and Documentation

A Breakdown of the SEC’s Regulatory Relief Provisions for Filings and Documentation ***UPDATE*** On March 23 and 25, 2020, the SEC released further extended dates for the items listed below.  WHAT HAPPENED? While the international COVID-19 outbreak continues to affect the lives of the [...]

COVID-19 UPDATE: How the SEC Continues Its Response Efforts

COVID-19 UPDATE: How the SEC Continues Its Response Efforts WHAT HAPPENED? As efforts to contain the COVID-19 virus expand worldwide, the SEC is remaining focused on maintaining a fair and orderly market and continuing its own operations. The Commission has transitioned most of its staff to work remotely and [...]

COVID-19: What Financial Regulatory Bodies Are Saying

COVID-19: What Financial Regulatory Bodies Are Saying WHAT HAPPENED? On March 11, 2020, the World Health Organization (WHO) declared COVID-19 is now classified as a pandemic. Between WHO, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and other similar organizations, efforts are being made to halt the spread of [...]

How to Plan for a Pandemic

How to Plan for a Pandemic WHAT HAPPENED? Health officials worldwide are monitoring a respiratory illness outbreak caused by a new coronavirus named COVID-19. Fairview has a plan for monitoring and responding to this potential pandemic and we encourage your firm to do the same. [...]

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Exam Takeaways: Five Facts About Recent Examination Practices

Exam Takeaways: Five Facts About Recent Examination Practices WHAT HAPPENED? When the Securities and Exchange Commission initiates an examination of your firm, it is important to be prepared for possible timeframes and requests. Below are some patterns from the SEC’s examination tactics in the last year: [...]