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SEC Chicago letter resend to non-opens

June 14, 2010

If your firm has never been examined by the Securities and Exchange Commission ("SEC"), your firm may now be shining a little brighter on the SEC's radar screen.

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GS Case Will Ripple Through Industry

May 04, 2010

As widely reported and commented upon, on April 16, 2010, the Securities and Exchange Commission ("SEC") brought charges against Goldman, Sachs & Co. ("Goldman Sachs") for allegedly "defrauding investors by misstating and omitting key facts about a financial product tied to subprime mortgages as the U.S. housing market was beginning to falter". The SEC claims Goldman Sachs failed to disclose vital information about an investment opportunity to investors.

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Reg SHO - "SHO" me the money

April 20, 2010

The Securities and Exchange Commission ("Commission") recently voted to amend Regulation SHO, the short selling rule under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 ("the Rule"). The effective date of the rule is May 10, 2010 and the compliance date is November 10, 2010. The amendments, and the process leading up to the vote itself, were not without significant debate, controversy and consternation among market participants.

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Changing Paradigm at the SEC

March 01, 2010

Recent comments by various members of the Securities and Exchange Commission ("SEC"), including its Chairman, Mary L. Schapiro, have pointed to a harmonization approach to regulation of financial industry firms under the purview of the SEC. Discussions also have revolved around tweaking the SEC examination program towards a more holistic market focus and bringing various market participants, who are currently operating outside the tent of the SEC, under the regulator's oversight.

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Reconciling Hedge Funds, the SEC and Material Non-Public Information

February 05, 2010

Tu·mul·tu·ous (adjective) marked by violent or overwhelming turbulence or upheaval.

Imagine for a moment a European bullet train speeding at 250 km/hr along the Washington - Boston Northeast Corridor which was designed to support the Acela Express with an average speed of 140 km/hr. Many hedge fund managers may be feeling the same way; that they are on a tumultuous ride. Who can blame these managers?

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The Industry Speaks and the SEC Listens

January 05, 2010

2009 was a year of turmoil in the financial markets and the economy in general. With abuses and fraud making headlines and regulators being partly blamed for the economic issues, individuals in the financial community seem to be awaiting a wave of regulatory self-protective backlash consisting of potentially unnecessary, and ultimately, ineffective regulations.

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FINRA’S Box of Chocolates

While we know you prefer a box of chocolates today instead of this industry update on compliance, this one is a gift and hence, will not add to your ever-growing... read more »

A Motivated Agency: The SEC Closing the Loop on the Edgar System Cyber Breach

You may recall after Clayton took the helm as Chairman at the SEC, the agency disclosed that it had its own cyber breach and the Edgar system was compromised. Today,... read more »

Examiners Take Reprieve with Gov’t Shut Down, But CCOs Must Carry On

These government shut downs don’t usually go on indefinitely. Before we blink an eye, examiners will be back on the beat. CCOs must stay vigilant. On December 20th the SEC’s Office... read more »

Pre-Dating & Back-Dating are Equally Risky

The SEC today suspended three accountants formerly of BDO USA LLP for improper professional conduct during its 2013 audit of AmTrust Financial Services Inc., an exchange-listed insurance company. According to the... read more »

Fiduciary Duty

On Friday, September 28, 2018 the SEC charged LendingClub Asset Management (LCA) and its former president Renaud Laplanche with fraud for improperly using fund money to benefit LendingClub Corporation (LendingClub),... read more »

Exciting Summer Project -- Dig Into Some Sand or Dig Into Your Firm's Best Ex Pr…

The Office of Compliance Inspections and Examinations (OCIE) issued a risk alert July 11 targeting investment advisers’ most common deficiencies with regard to their best execution obligations under the Investment... read more »

Events

Chief Compliance Officer Roundtable: Breakfast Briefing - November 8, 2018

When: November 8, 2018 Where: Blank Rome LLP | The Chrysler Building | 405 Lexington Avenue | New York, NY 10174 | 22nd Floor Boardroom | Phone: 212.885.5000 Schedule: 9:00-9:30am - Networking...

Dorsey PF 2018 Symposium

When: September 26, 2018 (8:30 am - 6 pm Where: Dorsey & Whitney LLP | 51 W. 52nd Street | New York, NY 10019 Directions > SEC3’s President, Janaya Moscony will join...

Chief Compliance Officer Roundtable: Breakfast Briefing - June 14, 2018

When: June 14, 2018 Where: Blank Rome LLP | The Chrysler Building | 405 Lexington Avenue | New York, NY 10174 | 22nd Floor Boardroom | Phone: 212.885.5000 Schedule: 9:00-9:30am - Networking...

Webinar: 2018 SEC Exam Priorities & Recent Exam Highlights

Don’t miss the opportunity to meet with us in person to discuss the topics that matter most to you. Tobin S. Cochran, Managing Member/President of Focus 1 Associates, LLC and...

Chief Compliance Officer Roundtable: Breakfast Briefing - February 7, 2018

When: February 7, 2018 Where: Blank Rome LLP | The Chrysler Building | 405 Lexington Avenue | New York, NY 10174 | 22nd Floor Boardroom | Phone: 212.885.5000 Schedule: 9:00-9:30am - Networking...

Upcoming Events - September & October 2017

Upcoming Events Don’t miss the opportunity to meet with us in person to discuss the topics that matter most to you. SEC3 is teaming up with industry experts in NYC to discuss...

May 23, 2017 - Webcast: WannaCry Ransomware: Were You Really Protected or Just L…

When: Tuesday, May 23rd, 2017 | Schedule: 12pm - 1pm EST Who: Paul Caiazzo, CEO and Co-Founder, TruShield Security Solutions Michael Brice, Founder, BW Cyber Services John Lukan, Managing Director, SEC Compliance Consultants, Inc. We...

June 14, 2017 - Compliance Breakfast Briefing

8:30-9:00am - Networking and Continental Breakfast 9:00-10:30am - Program Location: Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP | 600 Travis Street | Suite 2310 | Houston, TX Barry Barbash from Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP,...

June 13, 2017 - Compliance Breakfast Briefing

8:30-9:00am - Networking and Continental Breakfast 9:00-10:30am - Program Location: Haynes and Boone, LLP | 2323 Victory Avenue | Suite 700 | Dallas, TX 75219 Validated parking is available in the garage attached...

May 31, 2017 - Chicago

9:00-9:30 a.m - Networking and Continental Breakfast 9:30-11:00 a.m - Program Location: Baker & McKenzie LLP | 300 East Randolph Drive | Suite 5000 | Chicago, IL 60601 Kristin Gonzalez and Jerome Tomas...

May 17, 2017 (NYC WIMF)

This event is by invitation only. Please email info@seccc.com to learn more.

May 15, 2017 (NYC Chief Compliance Officer Roundtable)

9:00-9:30am - Networking and Continental Breakfast 9:30-11:00am - Program Location: Blank Rome LLP | The Chrysler Building | 405 Lexington Avenue | New York, NY 10174 | 22nd Floor Boardroom | Phone:...

Webcast: The Most Insidious Cybersecurity Threat Is Also The Least Understood

When: Tuesday, April 25th | Schedule: 12pm - 1pm EST Who: Paul Caiazzo, CEO and Co-Founder, TruShield Security Solutions Michael Brice, Founder, BW Cyber Services John Lukan, Managing Director, SEC Compliance Consultants, Inc. Ransomware, the...

CCO Liability (Part III): Managing Liability Webinar

In this webinar, panelists discuss indemnifications and insurance as potential remedies to address the direct financial risks to a CCO. Attendees will learn: What terms and conditions should Chief Compliance Officers be...

Webinar: CCO Liability (Part III): Managing Liability: Navigating Indemnities an…

When: Tuesday, February 21, 2017 Schedule: 11:00am ET / 10:00am CT / 9:00am MT / 8:00am PT / 7:00am AT Description of Webinar: The National Society of Compliance Professionals is pleased to host...