Meet Your End of Year Compliance Needs

The end of the year is a good time to assess the strength of your compliance program. SmartRIA’s Software as a Partnership® can help your compliance team keep tabs on the actions of your company and organize compliance to make it easy. Below are some things to keep in mind as 2022 approaches: Prior to […]

Strategic Partnership Announced with SmartRIA, Dynasty Financial Partners and MarketCounsel

SmartRIA’s End-to-End Solution Helps Financial Advisory Practices Simplify & Optimize Compliance Workflows MIAMI BEACH, Fla., Dec. 7, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — Dynasty Financial Partners (Dynasty) and MarketCounsel, together, announced a strategic partnership with SmartRIA at The MarketCounsel Summit today. SmartRIA is a provider of comprehensive technology solutions for automating and streamlining compliance for registered investment advisers (RIAs). “When we […]

SEC Policy Shifts Include Potential Admissions of Wrongdoing

Gurbir Grewal, the new director of the Division of Enforcement for the SEC, signaled several potential changes in the SEC’s enforcement priorities under his new leadership. His division would “recommend aggressive use” of various remedies, notably, seeking admissions of wrongdoing as a condition of settlement in certain instances. Some specific penalties include: Barring violators from […]

Alert: NASAA Annual Enforcement Report Released

The North American Securities Administrators Association (NASAA) published its annual enforcement report on Sept. 29. In the report, state securities regulators conducted an increasing number of investigations and enforcement actions related to digital assets, precious metals and other commodities, internet and social media schemes, and self-directed individual retirement accounts. In its report, based on 2020 […]

9 Mistakes to Avoid When Learning Fintech

Tech adoption can be a huge issue for RIA companies, and virtually any business these days. If the pandemic has taught us anything, it’s that most people can quickly adopt new tech. (Online meetings anyone?) Meanwhile, some may initially resist new tech and later grow to love it. And then there’s the handful of people […]