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Press Releases
  • Daniel J. Wadley Named as Regional Director of Salt Lake Office

    The Securities and Exchange Commission today named Daniel J. Wadley as Regional Director of its Salt Lake office.  Mr. Wadley succeeds Richard R. Best, whom the agency named Regional Director of its Atlanta office in January.

    Mr. Wadley, who served as acting Regional Director after Mr. Best’s move to Atlanta, began at the SEC in 2010 as a trial counsel in the Salt Lake office.  He also has served as counsel to the Co-Directors of the Division of Enforcement. 

    “Dan possesses excellent judgment and deep institutional knowledge of the Salt Lake office and the Commission that is so critical to this...

  • Maurya C. Keating Named an Associate Regional Director for Examinations in New York Regional Office

    The Securities and Exchange Commission today announced that Maurya C. Keating has been named an Associate Regional Director for the Investment Adviser and Investment Company examination program in the agency's New York Regional Office. She will join the agency later this month.

    Ms. Keating most recently served as a Lead Director/Vice President & Associate General Counsel of AXA Equitable Life Insurance Co., where she spent the past 13 years.  She also served as Investment Advisor Chief Compliance Officer for the firm’s retail platform.  During her tenure at AXA, Ms. Keating focused on securities, investment advisory, and insurance legal matters, had...

  • SEC Charges Merrill Lynch for Failure to Supervise RMBS Traders

    The Securities and Exchange Commission today announced that Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner & Smith Inc. will pay more than $15 million to settle charges that its employees misled customers into overpaying for Residential Mortgage Backed Securities (RMBS).  Merrill Lynch agreed to repay more than $10.5 million to its customers and to pay penalties of approximately $5.2 million.

    In its order, the SEC found that Merrill Lynch traders and salespersons convinced the bank’s customers to overpay for RMBS by deceiving them about the price Merrill Lynch paid to acquire the securities.  The order also found that Merrill Lynch’s RMBS traders and...

  • SEC Names Sarah ten Siethoff Associate Director in the Division of Investment Management’s Rulemaking Office

    The Securities and Exchange Commission today announced that Sarah G. ten Siethoff has been named the Associate Director for the Division of Investment Management’s Rulemaking Office.  As Associate Director, Ms. ten Siethoff will develop recommendations for rulemaking and other policy initiatives relating to funds and investment advisers under the federal securities laws.  Ms. ten Siethoff has been a member of the Division of Investment Management in a variety of positions since 2008, serving most recently as Deputy Associate Director in the Rulemaking Office.  

    “Sarah is a talented leader who always approaches her work with the long term interests...

  • SEC Modernizes the Delivery of Fund Reports and Seeks Public Feedback on Improving Fund Disclosure

    Yesterday, the Commission voted to improve the experience of investors who invest in mutual funds, ETFs and other investment funds.  In three related releases, the Commission provided a new, optional “notice and access” method for delivering fund shareholder reports, invited investors and others to share their views on improving fund disclosure and sought feedback on the fees that intermediaries charge for delivering fund reports.  These actions are part of a long-term project, led by the Division of Investment Management, to explore modernization of the design, delivery and content of fund disclosures for the benefit of investors.

    “These actions are an important part of...

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Communiques

More SEC Settlements - This Time Form PF Filing Deficiencies

On June 1st, the SEC announced settlements with 13 RIAs who repeatedly failed to file Form PF reports. Most of these firms never filed over the review period (2012 through... read more »

Two Recent Enforcement Actions Against Private Fund Advisers

The industry should not misinterpret the SEC’s 2018 National Exam Program Priorities as a shift away from private fund advisers. As discussed during the SEC’s recent National Compliance Outreach Seminar... read more »

2018 - Are you ready for your next SEC exam?

The pool of registered investment advisers that will be subject to an SEC exam in 2018 is at the highest level seen in years. The SEC projects it will examine... read more »

Navigating the Changes to Form ADV

On August 25, 2016, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission adopted numerous substantive and technical amendments to Form ADV. While the adopting release required advisers to begin complying with the... read more »

Overlooked Benefits of E&O/D&O

While asset managers should always be aware of the protections provided by their E&O/ D&O coverage, there are more reasons than ever to think about it now. The SEC continues to... read more »

SEC3 Newsletter

Commentary: How Compliance Officers & Firms Can Help Limit CCO Personal Liability This article originally appeared on the Thomson Reuters Regulatory Intelligence subscription service for compliance and risk professionals and is... read more »

Events

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...

Webcast: SEC 2017 Examination Focus Area – Cybersecurity Testing

Penetration Testing & Vulnerability Assessments - Examining the SEC & FINRA Requirements When: Wednesday, January 25th | Schedule: 12pm - 1pm EST Who: Paul Caiazzo, CEO and Co-Founder, TruShield Security Solutions Michael Brice, Founder,...

Chief Compliance Officer Roundtable: Breakfast Briefing

When: October 20, 2016 Where: Blank Rome LLP | The Chrysler Building | 405 Lexington Avenue | New York, NY 10174 | 22nd Floor Boardroom | Phone: 212.885.5000 Thomas Westle and Janaya...