The Most Common Outcomes from an SEC Examination

Compliance officers and senior management tend to express relief once the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission’s (“SEC”) Division of Examinations (“EXAMS”) ends its preliminary exit interview of their firm. Even if you’ve provided all requested documentation and answered all questions confidently, sometimes the most excruciating part of the exam process begins once SEC staff walks out your door.… Read More

Understanding Elements the SEC is Trying to Identify During an Examination

Undergoing a visit and/or an examination from the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) can be daunting, confusing, and draining. Firms throughout the industry are told that preparation is vital to successful SEC interactions, but how do you know what to prepare for? What steps do you need to take to minimizing the chances of your firm not receiving a deficiency letter with a long list of infractions. … Read More