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M&A Trends for 2024

Inflation, high interest rates and geopolitical instability have influenced market momentum, which has in turn encouraged a highly intentional, risk-averse approach to business growth.
Businesses remain dedicated to aggressive development especially in the wake of the AI boom that is said to ramp up even more next year. However, in the effort to mitigate as much risk as possible, Mergers and Acquisitions will take center stage in 2024.… Read More

Mitigating Risk for Business Communications

Compliance in the advisory sector is ongoing and demanding. However, after decades of helping investment companies, investment advisers, broker-dealers and more with their compliance needs, there is one thing the Jacko Law Group team can attest to – a structured and consistent approach bolsters your risk mitigation efforts and strengthens your regulatory compliance program. This is especially true for highly scrutinized areas such as business communications, especially text messaging, and off channel communications.… Read More

Year-End Compliance Review Checklist for Advisory Businesses

Advisory businesses and professionals have experienced a lot of changes to regulations this past year, which has made it understandably challenging to remain compliant. With many regulations going into effect in 2024, and regulatory bodies’ commitment to enforcing those regulations, there is no time like the present to undertake a robust and comprehensive year-end review of your compliance program. … Read More

House Hearing on SEC’s Approach to Rulemaking

On November 2, 2023, the U.S. House of Representatives Financial Services Subcommittee on Capital Markets held a hearing on what was termed, ‘The SEC’s Agenda: Unintended Consequences for U.S. Capital Markets and Investors” to explore whether the enforcement actions and new proposals and regulations put forth by the SEC was inadvertently harming the market.… Read More

The New California Digital Asset Bill

What does the new Digital Financial Assets Law mean for firms and individuals in the investment advisory space?
Investment companies and investment advisers managing digital assets may be required to comply with regulations under the new Digital Financial Assets Law. Conversely, broker-dealers are exempt along with banks and technology network providers. In addition, the new law exempts individuals or entities who manage digital asset securities which is a digital financial asset pegged against government-backed currency.
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Investment Advisers: SEC Examination Priorities for 2024

The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission has charged Titan Global Capital Management over $1 million for violating the SEC’s new marketing rule. The New York-based RIA was charged with misrepresenting hypothetical performance metrics in advertising when it promoted a crypto investment strategy with returns as high as 2,700%.

The company is the first to face SEC enforcement actions under the new Marketing Rule, setting the precedence that the SEC is paying close attention to advisers who disregard or fail to meet the requirements of the investment adviser Marketing Rule.  … Read More

Investment Companies: SEC Examination Priorities for 2024

The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission has charged Titan Global Capital Management over $1 million for violating the SEC’s new marketing rule. The New York-based RIA was charged with misrepresenting hypothetical performance metrics in advertising when it promoted a crypto investment strategy with returns as high as 2,700%.

The company is the first to face SEC enforcement actions under the new Marketing Rule, setting the precedence that the SEC is paying close attention to advisers who disregard or fail to meet the requirements of the investment adviser Marketing Rule.  … Read More

Michelle Jacko to speak on Compliance Best Practices & Trends at Raymond James “EMPOWER”

On October 18, 2023, Michelle Jacko will be at the Raymond James EMPOWER event held in Tampa, Florida where she will present on “Compliance Best Practices & Trends” a dynamic and important update for RIAs and other professionals in the … Read More

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