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The New Retirement Security Rule: Updated Fiduciary Definition under ERISA

By Thomas Kellerman & The Securities Compliance Team on May 14th, 2024

Posted in Investment Management & Securities

On April 23, 2024, the U.S. Department of Labor (the “DOL”) promulgated a final rule, titled the “Retirement Security Rule” (the “Final Rule”), updating the definition of an “investment advice fiduciary” under the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974, as amended (“ERISA”). In addition, the DOL issued final amendments… Continue reading

SEC Adopts Amendments to Modernize Internet Investment Adviser Registration Exemption

By Thomas Kellerman & The Securities Compliance Team on April 16th, 2024

Posted in Investment Management & Securities

Background On March 27, 2024, the Securities and Exchange Commission adopted amendments to modernize the rule for internet investment advisers relying on the exemption that qualifies them for SEC registration as smaller investment advisers. Investment advisers generally need to meet the assets under management threshold, advise a registered investment company,… Continue reading

$6.5 MILLION TEXTING PENALTY: Investment Adviser Charged by SEC for Recordkeeping Failures

By Thomas Kellerman & The Securities Compliance Team on April 5th, 2024

Posted in Investment Management & Securities

On April 3, 2024, the Securities and Exchange Commission announced charges against a registered investment adviser for recordkeeping failures regarding personal device communications and pre-clearance of securities transactions in employees’ personal accounts. The firm was charged and agreed to pay a $6.5 million dollar penalty and to implement improvements to… Continue reading

SEC Settles Charges Against Investment Advisers for Misleading AI Claims

By Thomas Kellerman & The Securities Compliance Team on March 21st, 2024

Posted in Investment Management & Securities

Background On March 18, 2024, the Securities and Exchange Commission announced settled charges against two SEC registered investment advisers for making false and misleading statements about their purported use of artificial intelligence (“AI”). The firms agreed to settle the SEC’s charges and pay $400,000 in total civil penalties. Cause of… Continue reading

Proposed AML Suspicious Activity Rule

By Thomas Kellerman & The Securities Compliance Team on February 16th, 2024

Posted in Investment Management & Securities

On February 13, 2024, the U.S. Department of Treasury’s Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) proposed a rule to combat criminals and foreign adversaries from exploiting the U.S. financial system through investment advisers (the “FinCEN Rule”). The FinCEN Rule will add system transparency and help law enforcement identify risks from anonymous… Continue reading

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