The financial securities industry has an ever-changing regulatory environment. That’s why it’s critical that advisors are proactive about keeping up with the latest regulations, anticipating their implications for real-world scenarios, and understanding how to meet the expectations of the U.S. … Read More
One common misconception about responding to the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission’s (“SEC’s”) initial request for documents as part of an examination or routine sweep is that the document production phase has ended. On occasion, it has basically just begun. … Read More
In a perfect world, your preparation for a regulatory exam would begin no later than the first day your firm is open for business. Every adviser registered under Section 203 of the Investment Company Act of 1940 (the ’40 Act) is required to make and keep accurate books and records relating to its investment advisory business.
One of the more frequently asked questions our team at Jacko Law Group, PC (“JLG”) answers is whether to (and how to) respond when contacted by the state or federal securities regulators, including the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”).
In October 2018, Managing Partner Michelle Jacko’s arcticle, "6 Practical Tips to Help Your Team Prepare for an SEC Exam," was published by Charles Schwab. "Legal and compliance pro Michelle Jacko offers expert insights to help you prepare your firm … Read More
The first few months of 2021 have marked a clear shift in how the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) could soon start holding corporations to a much higher standard of accountability for actions that harm investors. A central theme of the SEC’s emerging mindset, as stated in a March 9, 2021, speech by Commissioner Caroline Crenshaw is the belief that corporate culture comes from the top and there is a strong need to incentivize companies to foster a culture of compliance, not misconduct.