Category: Best Execution


OCIE Issues Risk Alert on Issues Related to Best Execution by Investment Advisers

Posted on July 23rd, by in Best Execution, Examinations, Investment Advisers, OCIE, Risk Alert, SEC, SEC Guidance. Comments Off on OCIE Issues Risk Alert on Issues Related to Best Execution by Investment Advisers

Pursuant to their fiduciary duties, investment advisers have certain obligations to seek out “best execution” for client transactions. The SEC’s Office of Compliance Inspections and Examinations (OCIE) recently issued a Risk Alert identifying deficiencies found during examinations of investment advisers’ compliance with their best execution obligations.

In this alert, partner Jim Lundy and associate Kellilyn Greco outline OCIE’s findings, including background on best execution, notable deficiencies, and recommended best practices.

Read the full alert.




From the Blog:

The SEC’s SCSD Initiative Second Wave and the Applicability of the President’s Recent Executive Order

On September 30, 2019, the SEC ordered an additional 16 self-reporting investment advisory firms to pay nearly $10 million in disgorgement. Some have referred...

SEC: Here Is When Loss Contingencies Must Be Disclosed and Reserved

When confronted with government inquiries, public companies commonly grapple with the issue of when events have escalated to the point that they are subject...

SEC Settles Charges of Auditor Independence Violations for $8 Million

The SEC announced settlements with an auditing firm (the “Firm”) and one of its partners relating to violations of certain auditor independence rules involving...