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Key Takeaways from the SEC’s ESG Risk Alert

Key Takeaways from the SEC’s ESG Risk Alert WHAT HAPPENED? Recently, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission released a Risk Alert outlining specific compliance concerns associated with environmental, social, and governance (ESG) investing. With these investment products increasing in popularity across capital markets, the SEC is expanding efforts to [...]

Misleading Investor Newsletters: Firm Principal Charged by SEC for Omitting Facts

Misleading Investor Newsletters: Firm Principal Charged by SEC for Omitting Facts WHAT HAPPENED? The owner and principal of an Indiana-based investment advisory firm was recently fined by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission for knowingly misleading private fund investors. The violations took place throughout 2017 when the firm’s principal [...]

UPDATE: The SEC’s Marketing Rule is Officially Published – What Now?

UPDATE: The SEC’s Marketing Rule is Officially Published – What Now? WHAT HAPPENED? On Friday, March 5, 2021, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission’s highly anticipated Marketing Rule was published in the Federal Register, setting in motion a series of regulatory requirements for investment advisers. The move to officially [...]

The SEC’s New Marketing Rule: Here’s What You Should Know Now

The SEC’s New Marketing Rule: Here’s What You Should Know Now UPDATE: 3/5/2021 On March 5, 2021, the Marketing Rule was published in the Federal Register, setting in motion the need for firms to prepare for compliance. Fairview will publish more information on an ongoing basis about the Rule [...]

SEC Proposes Changes to Advertising and Solicitation Rules

SEC Proposes Changes to Advertising and Solicitation Rules WHAT HAPPENED? On Nov. 4, 2019, the Securities and Exchange Commission released proposed amendments intended to modernize the advertising and solicitation rules under the Investment Advisers Act. After several decades of unchanged rulemakings, the Commission is in the process of amending [...]

Private Equity Firm Charged with Failure to Disclose Accelerated Portfolio Monitoring Fees

Private Equity Firm Charged with Failure to Disclose Accelerated Portfolio Monitoring Fees WHAT HAPPENED? On December 21, 2017, the SEC charged a private equity fund adviser (“Respondent”) with failing to adequately disclose accelerated portfolio monitoring fees.  Between 2013 and 2015, Respondent accelerated the payment of future monitoring fees from [...]

Division of Enforcement Releases Annual Report

Division of Enforcement Releases Annual Report WHAT HAPPENED? On November 15, 2017, the SEC’s Division of Enforcement released its annual report for Fiscal Year 2017 (“FY 2017”).  The report explains how the Division of Enforcement’s decision making throughout FY 2017 was guided by the following five principles: Focus on [...]

SEC Charges Unregistered Fund Manager

SEC Charges Unregistered Fund Manager WHAT HAPPENED? On October 26, 2017, the SEC charged an unregistered investment adviser and its principals (“collectively, the “Respondents”) with engaging a private fund it managed (the “Fund”) in conflicted transactions without providing disclosure to the investors. The conflicted transactions that Respondents performed includes [...]

Reminder that the New Form ADV Rules Took Effect on October 1, 2017

Reminder that the New Form ADV Rules Took Effect on October 1, 2017 WHAT HAPPENED? On October 1, 2017, the amendments to Part 1A of Form ADV and the Investment Advisers Act of 1940 (the “Advisers Act”) took effect.  The amendments, which are described in a previous Flash Report, [...]

Amendments to the Books and Records Rule, Effective October 1st

Amendments to the Books and Records Rule, Effective October 1st WHAT HAPPENED? Effective October 1st, advisers will be required to comply with the revised Books and Records Rule. Under the new rule, advisers must maintain additional records supporting the calculation and distribution of performance information. The amendments were made [...]