Stronger Custody Rule Approved for SEC-Registered Investment Advisers

The SEC amended its custody rule, effective March 12, 2010, to increase the oversight of advisers that are deemed to have custody of client assets. An adviser is deemed to have "custody" in numerous situations, such as when the adviser deducts fees…
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New and Extensive Massachusetts Data Protection Law

Do you have clients who are Massachusetts residents? If so, you should know that, beginning March 1, 2010, a new Massachusetts regulation will require that you implement a comprehensive information security program to protect the personal data of…
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Expanded Form U4 Disclosure - All Forms U4 Must Be Amended

By November 14, 2009, registered investment advisers and broker-dealers must amend all of their representatives' Forms U4 to comply with amendments to Form U4 recently approved by the SEC.
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