SmartRIA Compliance Alert
2021 SEC Exam Priorities

On March 3, 2021, the SEC’s Division of Examinations (Division) published its examination priorities for the year. These priorities are the driving force behind the Division’s examinations but are not exhaustive. Examiners may focus on other issues during an examination. The Division, which was previously called the Office of Compliance Inspections and Examinations, circulates its […]

SmartRIA Compliance Alert
New York Regulatory Update

The New York State Department of Law (the “Department”) recently adopted new regulations that went into effect on February 1, 2021. These new regulations govern the registration and examination requirements for investment adviser representatives domiciled in New York, or doing business with New York clients. Previously, New York did not require registration of state and […]

Awesome Compliance Software: Mission Accomplished

Since our inception in 2016, SmartRIA’s mission has been to be the best software company in the world at simplifying compliance for wealth managers. It’s a tall order, but one that we believe is incredibly important, as wealth managers have significant regulatory burdens that need to be made achievable, while also ensuring the regulations’ purpose […]

SmartRIA Announces a Deeper Partnership With SS&C Technologies’ Black Diamond Wealth Platform

Newly expanded relationship makes SmartRIA a preferred third-party compliance solution for Black Diamond clients Yesterday, SmartRIA announced an expanded relationship with SS&C Technologies’ Black Diamond® Wealth Platform. This alliance strengthens the deep integration between the two solutions with a committed focus and investment from both parties to advance the integration. “Our ability to maintain compliance […]

Compliance in the Age of Pandemics

The COVID-19 pandemic has been a catalyst for dynamic change for advisor businesses in all but one area – the ongoing and inexorable march of regulation and compliance. Many regulatory deadlines and expectations have not been deflected by the real-world chaos that advisory firms are dealing with. A quick breather and a situational analysis on […]

5 Ways to Proactively Prepare for an Audit

An upcoming audit often causes sleepless nights for even the most capable professionals. With an increase of SEC exams, it’s not a question of if your firm will be audited but when. Be proactive and start to prepare now to feel confident that you’re fully ready for your next exam. The Audit Process Usually, firms […]

Why You Should Invest in Compliance Software

Compliance. It’s tedious, complex, and confusing, especially with regulatory changes and at least yearly changes in exam focus. However, compliance is essential to the success of your firm. Investing in compliance software will save you time, money, and stress in the long run. Choosing the correct solution is important to get the most out of […]


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